The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1890

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p.1 Killed At the Dry-Dock - a man was struck by a falling boom.


The rate on corn from Chicago to Kingston is 3 1/2 cents.

Arrivals: prop. St. Magnus, Chicago, corn; Algerian, Alexandria Bay.

The tug Hall arrived this morning with 4 barges, light, from Montreal.

The prop. D.D. Calvin and consorts are at Garden Island with timber from Toledo.

The schr. Grantham left for Napanee last night to load grain, in tow of the Eleanor.

Clearances: tug Jessie Hall for Montreal, light; schr. Dudley for Charlotte, 4,825 railroad ties.

There is much inquiry for vessels to carry grain from Canadian ports to Oswego and Sodus Point.

The schr. Eliza, Capt. John Hansen, with a crew of 5, left Chicago for Milwaukee Aug. 3rd, since which time nothing has been heard of her. It is believed she has been lost.

The str. Corsican ran into the Brockville dock with such force that one of her oak fenders was snapped asunder. Passengers rushed out, thinking the boat had caved in.

The schrs. Baltic, Julia, and Grantham have been chartered to carry barley from Kingston & Napanee to Oswego. It was said that a 3 cent rate was being paid, but boatmen say this is not so as too many craft can be secured at 2 1/2 cents per bushel.

Wages Are Advanced - Chicago, Sept. 24th - The controlling body of the seamen's union last night adopted an advanced scale of wages to go into effect this morning. This action is of far reaching importance, 3,000 men in Chicago alone being affected and similar large numbers in Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Manistee, Cleveland, Manitowac, Toledo, Detroit, Buffalo, Ashtabula, Fairport, Oswego, Kingston, Welland canal, and other points on the great lakes. The scale adopted last night would advance schooner men's wages from $2 a day to $2.25, bargemen from $1.75 to $2, cooks $2 to $2.25, wheelmen $1.35 to $1.50 and $1.75 and would give mates an advance of 25 to 50 cents per day.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1890