The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1879

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p.3 Sailors' Union - We are informed that the Garden Island sailors have withdrawn from the Sailors' Union and have accepted the old rate of wages. The Kingston members of the Union are determined to hold back for $1 per day, which they say is little enough.

The Steamer Hastings - The Bath correspondent of the Napanee Express (Grit) speaking of the Hastings says: "She has been thoroughly overhauled and painted, and looks as fresh as a full-blown Rose. In politics she's full Grit." Look at that now. There is news for us."

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The Napanee Beaver says the Shannon has been thoroughly repaired and repainted, and now looks as neat as a whole paper of new pins.

Montreal Transportation Co. - The barge Montreal, from Napanee, with 14,359 bush. peas; schr. Garibaldi, from Hamilton, 12,027 bush. peas.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrivals - schrs. Blanche, 7,190 bush. peas, from Cobourg; Nellie Sherwood, 6,000 bush. peas, from Consecon; Henry Butler, 7,300 bush. peas, from Colborne. Departures - tug Frank Perew, with barges Onandago, 18,330 bush. wheat; Oneida, 8,045 bush. wheat, 9,196 bush. peas; Albert, 9,005 bush. peas, 2,655 bush. wheat; Alfred, 13,142 bush. peas.

It was reported this mornng that a Kingston sailor had been drowned at Oswego, but it turned out that nothing more was known than that he had disappeared and it is believed that he had gone up town to enjoy himself and had been left behind.

Port Colborne, May 5th - Arrivals for the Canal: schrs. Wawanosh, Cataract, Pandora, Mary J.R. Noyes, Russia and Fellowcraft; barges Lisgar and Gibraltar; steamers Lincoln and Alma Munro. The schrs. Gladstone, Kate Darley and Princess Alexandria, bound to Buffalo, had to run in here on account of the ice between here and Buffalo.

We learn from the St. Catharines Journal that first vessels to pass through the Welland Canal this season were the Jane C. Woodruff and Mary Battle, owned by Mr. John Battle, of Thorold. The former is commanded by Capt. F. Larkin, and goes direct to Cleveland for coal for the owner. The latter is commanded by Capt. P. Sullivan, and goes to Toledo for corn for Kingston.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1879