The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1861

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p.2 Direct Trade - the Hon. W.H. Merritt's plans for deepening Welland Canal and building large propellers to ship grain direct from head of Lake Ontario to Quebec -for 10¢ a bushel. [Montreal Witness]

-The Schooner Grand Trunk Coming Home - from Boston to Detroit. [Cleveland Herald]

-Imports - 30,31.

-Disaster - sch. E.C. Williams ashore. [Buffalo Com. Advert.]

-The New York - sold to company and not to U.S. gov't. [Ogdensburgh Journal]

-The Steamer Peerless - suspicion that it was sold to rebel gov't. [ibid]

-Port Stanley May 22 - schooner Emperor ashore.

p.3 Notice - To Ship-Carpenters and Caulkers!! - Brother Craftsmen, we have reason to believe that parties are at all the Lake Ports, holding out inducements and trying by false statements to get men to come here. The Facts are: we are now struggling to have our wages paid in cash, some of the Employers refuse to do so, their men are now on strike, and it is to fill the places of these men Carpenters and Caulkers are wanted. We appeal to your sense of justice to uphold us in our moderate and just demands. The Ship-Carpenters and Caulkers of the Welland Canal Protective Association, Port Dalhousie.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1861