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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1879

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Marine News

The steamer Hastings went up the bay at eight o'clock this morning.

The steamer Utica will commence her trips between Trenton, Belleville and Picton on Monday next. [Intelligencer]

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - The schooner Garibaldi arrived from Toronto with 12,000 bushels of wheat. This is the first grain arrival of the season.

The steamer Shannon, which has been on the ways during the winter, was launched on Tuesday last. She will be ready to resume her regular trips as soon as the bay is clear of ice. Captain Early Johnson - of whose popularity with the people on the Napanee route it is unnecessary to speak - will be in command. [Picton Gazette]

An extraordinary contest is going on in Chicago between the Seamen's Union and the Lumber Vessel-owners' Association, and so far not a single crew has been shipped this season at that great port. The Union men refuse to work for less than $2 a day, but the vessel-owners say that at present freights such a rate of wages would be ruinous, and they decline giving it. A new element has been introduced by the action of the vessel-owners in employing tugs to bring their vessels down without crews, several having already done so, and declaring their intention of continuing to sail their schooners as barges.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1879