The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1877

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p.2 Whiggings - the Rothesay being cut down at Montreal to allow of her passage through canal.

p.3 Trouble Among the Crew of a Steamboat - Yesterday at Montreal three of the crew of the Algerian, Albert Craig, Joseph Desjardins and Thomas Duquette, were tried by the Police Magistrate on a charge of refusing duty. Mr. Roy, for the prosecution, called Captain Howard, Manager of the Richelieu and Ontario Company's line of boats, to which the Algerian belongs, who deposed that he had been breakfasting with Capt. Trowell on Monday morning, when word was sent up that the men refused to eat the buns or rolls which had been provided for them. He went and saw the bread and it was the same as served to the passengers, and was of first quality. The men continuing to refuse duty were then arrested. For the defence Mr. Greenshields alleged that the bread provided for the men that morning was mouldy, and that when they refused to eat it the Captain gave them the alternative of eating it or going ashore. He held that the shipping articles bound the crew only for one round trip between Montreal and Hamilton. Mr. Roy held, on the other hand, that they applied for the season. His Honor sentenced the men to two weeks' imprisonment without hard labor.

Marine - Passed through the Welland Canal yesterday: Schr. John Magee, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; W.R. Taylor, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; J. Neelon, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Starling, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; M.L. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Yankee Blade, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Canada, Middle Island, Kingston, timber; Monterey, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; G.G. Houghton, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Albacrosse (sic), Chicago, Kingston, wheat; S.J. Luff, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Galnair, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

In the Harbour - 60 vessels; forwarders are busy.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1877