The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1887

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The steam-barge Anglin is loading ties for Cape Vincent.

Mr. Adams and Capt. Dicke are at Belleville inspecting boats.

The str. Khartoum arrived from Ottawa with iron and merchandise.

The prop. St. Magnus has arrived from Detroit wit 28,000 bushels of wheat.

The schr. A. Falconer has reached here from Toronto with 10,500 bushels of rye.

The strs. Alberta, Campana and City of Owen Sound are fast in the ice at Cape Thunder.

R. Davis, of this city, has leased his dry-dock at Ottawa to C. Lyons & Co. for the summer.

On June 1st the prop. Myles will clear for Dalhousie and will sail without the assistance of a tug.

The schr. Oliver Mowatt (sic - Mowat) is loading ore for Cleveland. She will bring coal back from Toledo for Breck & Booth.

The schr. A. Foster has arrived from Oswego with coal. The first brought to the city in which no duty was paid.

The steam barge Nipegon (sic - Nipigon ?) has the repairs on her hull completed, and was taken to Ogdensburg to have her machinery put in order.

The prop. Geo. D. Sanford caught fire on Lake Michigan. Her cabin was scorched and a quantity of freight destroyed. During the excitement Watson McGregor, son of the captain, fell overboard and was drowned.

The sailors on the lakes are making an effort to do away with the non-union foreign element, which has for several years kept the scales of wages low. A systematic attempt will be made to induce all the foreigners to join the union, or refuse to work for less than $2 a day.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1887