The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1889

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The schr. Laura is unloading corn for (sic) Edwardsburg.

The steamer Hiram A. Calvin arrived yesterday with four barges, eight from Montreal.

The prop. Dominion and barges Augusta and Benson arrived yesterday from Toledo with oak timber.

The steamer Olive has been repaired. She began her freight trips between Kingston and Ottawa today.

The prop. Anna Smith and schr. Redwing cleared from Portsmouth on Saturday evening for Charlotte to load coal.

The str. Rideau Belle is loading at Swift's wharf. She commences her regular trips down the Rideau tomorrow.

Captains of vessels coming into the harbour last night found it difficult to reach the wharves on account of the dense fog.

The schr. Ganges which ran aground on Featherbed shoals on Friday was released yesterday morning. She received no serious damage.

H.H. Warner's handsome steam yacht Siesta, Rochester is at Oswego receiving one of Fitzgibbons' famous patent steel boilers.

Arrivals: schr. Julia, Oswego, 345 tons coal; schr. Idlewild, Adolphustown, sand; schr. B.W. Folger, Charlotte, 250 tons coal; prop. Rosedale, Chicago, 40,000 bushels corn.

The str. Sylvan Stream will not be ready to run for several weeks yet. Capt. James B. Estes will command her. The other officers are: chief engineer, John Howard; purser, J.F. Pack; steward, William Baker.

The schr. Kate, Capt. Paul Clarke, of Cherry Valley, is at the Picton marine railway. The schr. John McBride, Capt. Walker Minaker, South Bay, was also hauled out. Both vessels were driven ashore at South Bay last winter and injured.

The str. Kathleen arrived on Saturday night from Montreal. She had a splendid trip down the Cedar and Long Sault rapids. This trip was only a trial one but Capt. DePencier intends going down the rapids after this. He will likely try the Lachine rapids next.

There was trouble aboard the schr. John Schuette, which arrived at Oswego from Toledo with corn. The crew consisted of "scab" sailormen who had shipped for $35 per month. Union men called on the "scabs" and succeeded in inducing them to quit. The Schuette, loaded, is unable to get seamen less than $2 a day. The owners will not allow Capt. Wood to pay the wages demanded.

Incidents Of The Day - The Sailors' work committee, Y.M.C. A., have planned for the coming season. This committee did excellent work last year. On an average 20 vessels were visited each Sunday, and French and English tracts distributed.

There are 18 grain shovellers in the employ of the K. & M. F. Co. at Portsmouth, and each of them earned $32.50 last week.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1889