The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1873

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p.2 Sailors Wages - in this port they are holding out for $2 a day.

p.3 From Port Hope to Rochester - Norseman to commence regular trips on Monday next; Caledonia arrived at Cobourg.

-Shipbuilding In & About Kingston -

Calvin & Breck - first-class schooner, when finished will cost $27,000. Keel laid for a new steamer, $20,000.

Wm. Power & Co., Marine Railway - New through propeller, largest class, when finished will cost $40,000. Large amount of repairs, about $20,000.

Fraser & George - Freight steamer, just finishing, $12,000, first class schooner, $25,000. Arrangements made to commence another.

Ayerst & Oldrieve - schooner to carry 11,000 bushels, $12,000. Arrangements made for a second, $12,000.

Devana & Kellar - Steam barge, $6,000.

Robert Anglin, Jr. - Two canal boats, one steam, $10,000.

W.B. & S. Anglin - A pleasure steamer, $3,000.

Folger Bros. -Rebuilding two schooners, about $10,000.

Peter Mitchell - Large amount of repairs to Bristol and Bruno, $5,000.

Geo. Chaffey & Co. - are doing probably about $10,000 repairs. About fifty vessels, including all in our harbor, outfit, $10,000.

April 5, 1873

p.2 Lake Freights - sch. J.R. Noyes, Milwaukee to Oswego, wheat at 14¢.

-The Rochester - to be commanded by Capt. W.E. Swales.

April 7, 1873

p.2 Chicago Charter - to Kingston with wheat - 21¢.

-The Kelley - Jas. H. Kelly repaired, to run between Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay in connection with the trains.

April 8, 1873

p.2 sailors to hold out for $2 per day.

April 9, 1873


April 10, 1873

p.2 The Sailors Strike

p.3 The First Opening - channel open from Nine Mile Point to Fort Frederick.

-Canadian Navigation Company - The steamers of this line are being put in readiness to resume their trips on the opening of navigation. They are all being overhauled, refitted and painted. Two new steamers will be added to the line, viz: - the Bavarian and Egyptian, both of which are very fast and fitted up in first class style. The Abyssinian and Athenian of the Express Line, will run up and down the South shore of the Lake and connect with the Egyptian and Banshee at this port for Montreal, while the mail line will run up the Canadian shore as usual. The following are the names of the steamers and the gentlemen

who are to command them for the coming season, viz:

Mail Line - Corsican Capt. Sinclair

Spartan Capt. Dunlop

Corinthian Capt. Farrell

Passport Capt. Simpson

Bavarian Capt. Carmichael

Magnet Capt. McCoy

Express Line - Abyssinian Capt. Estes

Athenian Capt. Morley

Egyptian Capt. Bailey

Banshee Capt. Sherwood

The Bavarian is 180 feet long, 44 feet beam and 9 feet depth of hold. She is to have a beam engine, with a 40 inch cylinder and ten foot stroke, which is supplied by Mr. E. Gilbert, at a cost of $30,000, and as she will only draw 4 feet 6 in. of water, will attain enormous speed. She will be, it is said, the fastest steamer on the river. She is intended to run as a day boat between Prescott and Montreal via the Lachine Rapids, connecting at the upper end of her route with the lake steamers. Her cabins are to be elegantly furnished.

The old Kingston - old no longer, and re-christened the Egyptian - is being got ready for service. She is raised 15 inches, and has a set of new boilers and will be one of the best boats on the lake routes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1873