The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1879

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St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrivals - schrs. Two Brothers, 8,029 bush. wheat, Port Hope; Ariel, 9,196 bush. peas, Port Hope. Departures - tug Perew , with Nebraska, 21,500 bush. wheat; Moira, 15,077 bush. wheat; Victor, 11,886 bush. wheat; Arthur, 13,305 bush. wheat.

Seamen's wages sailing on the ocean are considerable less than sailors ask on the lakes. The rate is, from New York to Europe, $20 per month, one month in advance; West Indies, $18; South America, $16; East Indies and Pacific, $14; and the wages to men from Boston are $14 per month for deep water; $16 for European voyages and West Indies; $18 for coasting.

The Picton Times has been informed on the best authority that the steamer Armenia will not run between Picton and Kingston this season, and states that the report that she would run on her old route was set afloat for sinister purposes by interested parties.

From Port Stanley we learn that the schooner Mary, under command of Captain Malcolm May, and the schooner Cataract with her experienced captain, M. Dalton, are bending their sails and will load grain for Kingston.

The difficulty between shippers and vessels men in Chicago amounts to 1/2 cent on the bushel on corn. Vessel men ask 4 cents, and shippers offer 3 1/2 cents to Buffalo.

The steamer Oswego Belle will be commanded this summer by Capt. Pender, who sailed the steamer Kincardine last season.

The schooner S. Anderson takes wheat from Chicago to Collingwood at 3 1/4 cents, free of elevation.

Charters are reported at Milwaukee of wheat to Oswego and Kingston at 3 1/4 ?.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1879