The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1866


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p.2 The St. Lawrence - The powerful tug St. Lawrence, working two engines, paid a first visit to Kingston today with barges in tow. She belongs to McLennan & Co. of Montreal, and was formerly in the employ of the harbor commissioners for some time in dredging out Lake St. Peter.

Barque Wirralite - The ocean going barque Wirralite arrived here today, and discharged that part of her cargo destined for this city. She left Liverpool on 6th April, and when five days out encountered a heavy gale, which carried away her mainsail, mainstaysail and broke part of the bulwarks; the vessel shipping heavy seas that filled the cabin with water, and destroyed some of the provisions, they were compelled in consequence, to put back to Limerick for repairs, which occasioned three weeks delay. She left Limerick on 25th April, reaching Montreal in twenty eight days. The Wirralite carries a general cargo for Hamilton and Detroit, and intends to return with a load of copper ore from the Bruce mines.

More Emigrants - 300 Norwegian emigrants passed up today by the steamer Passport, all destined for the Western States.

Insubordination - Four sailors belonging to the barque Southampton, Capt. Brown, at present lying at the railway wharf, who had given much travel on board since they left Kingston, by their disorderly behavior and the bad example they shewed the rest of the crew during the voyage, yesterday morning on being ordered to work by one of the officers, positively refused, although under articles at the time to do so, and in order to exhibit their bravado, three of them went on shore, taunting the captain in insolent terms, with having no power over them. Information was at once lodged wth the authorities, and the ardor of these mutineers was somewhat cooled when they found themselves arrested under a warrant and lodged in the cells to abide their trial before the Police Magistrate this morning. Although being seamen on an inland lake they do not come within the meaning of the "Merchant Shipping Act of 1854," there is nothing to prevent them being tried under the colonial statute known as the "Master and Servant Act." [Hamilton Spectator]

p.3 Imports - 29,30; Exports - 29.


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Date of Original:
May 30, 1866
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KN.24859
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1866