The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1890

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The str. Tecumseh and barges are at Collinsby with timber.

The schr. Hanlan, from Oswego, is discharging coal at Breck and Booth's dock.

The tug Gordon and scows belonging to the drydock have arrived from Quebec.

The str. Metamora and tow from the west are discharging timber at Garden Island.

This morning Grant Horn, an employee on the schr. Young, stepped on a piece of timber and sprained his ankle.

Arrivals: schr. Hanlan, Oswego, 181 tons coal; str. Alexandria, Ogdensburg, general cargo; schr. Maggie L., Cape Vincent, light.

Mr. Connelly, the contractor of the drydock, is pushing the work ahead as fast as he is able. He expects to have the dock completed by the autumn.

The walking beam of the str. Hero was taken to the Kingston Foundry yesterday to be repaired. The Hero will be able to go on her route on Monday.

Capt. Colwell of the schr. Caroline Marsh, reports some very fast work by the longshoremen at Oswego. His vessel was lightened of 240,000 ft. of lumber and reloaded with 448 tons coal in just 7 hours.

The prop. Celtic, from west Superior, lightened 7,300 bushels wheat yesterday and proceeded to Montreal. The Alma Munro, Chicago, also discharged 8,648 bushels of corn before going to Montreal yesterday.

The Oswego longshoremen struck a few days ago because the captain of the steam barge Stimpson would not pay the price they were asking for unloading. The trouble was caused by the men being under the impression that the Stimpson had over 600,000 feet of lumber on board and demanding 30 cents a thousand for unloading. Capt. Beggs stated that he carried but 585,000 ft., and refused to pay but 25 cents the regular price when a vessel carries less than 600,000. An agreement was reached later and the longshoremen returned and unloaded the steamer.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1890