The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1879

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Marine News

The Magnet is lying at the Kingston foundry wharf.

The Montreal Transportation Company has received 2,620 bushels of wheat from Port Hope by the schooner Flora Carveth, and 7,420 bushels of peas from Cobourg by the Caledonia.

Those who were around the harbour last night were much amused by the Florida's manoeuvering in getting out. Capt. Smith had on board three boys and Billy Perdue, and their movements are said to have been original.

At Swift's wharf, the Algerian arrived from Montreal, and the Corsican from Hamilton, this morning. The D.C. West has also arrived from Port Hope. The B.W. Folger having fitted up with a new foremast, left for Oswego for coal.

The Arabia is ballasted with salt for Chicago, and the Hyderabad is being laden in the same way, both intending to lie at Gunn's wharf until they can engage a crew for less than $1 a day. Mr. E. Cochrane, President of the Sailors' Union, says they may lie here till June but they will not get a man under a dollar a day, the Kingston branch having firmly resolved to adhere to terms fixed by the Union all over the lakes. Cochrane says that he has received numerous letters from the lake ports informing him that the owners in the west and along the canal acceded to the terms of the Union without any trouble.

Since the above was written we learn that the captains have given way.

Port Colborne, May 8th 11 a.m. - Up - schrs. Van Straubenzie, Kingston, Chicago, light; Fanny Campbell, Kingston, Sarnia, light; Mary Jane, Toronto, Windsor, light; Antelope, Port Dalhousie, Amherstburg, light; Albatross, Port Dalhousie, Amhertsburg, light; Ontario, Toronto, Parry Sound, light.

Down - nothing.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1879