The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1878

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p.3 Lost His Post - a lake pilot.

Broke Her Rudder - str. Armenia, towed in by Lady Franklin.

Best In the Business - Hanlan.

Hanlan Again -

Garden Island - the barque Garden Island is very fast.

Rowing Matches -

Vessel Property - A man in search of vessel property can purchase very cheaply. Not only in this harbour can bargains be obtained, but in the west, where men, who are not seamen, are very anxious to dispose of the craft, of which they are possessed, at any price. One gentleman informs us that $1,600 will now purchase at St. Catherines a vessel which five years ago would have commanded $16,000, and been cheap at that.

Hard Times - The Cobourg Star says quite a large number of sailors living in that town have returned home, their vessels having been laid up on account of the hard times. One captain plying to that port says that Oswego has not been so dull for twenty years past as it is now. What the Star relates has been the experience of vesselmen in this port. One captain says he had to wait three weeks for a cargo in Toronto, and then leave light, and finally he put his schooner into quarters, and retired until times should improve. There does not seem to be any scarcity of freight to carry, but shippers will not pay even the expense of loading and unloading, much less the carriage. A heap can be made out of wheat at one cent per bushel from Toronto to Kingston.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1878