The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1879

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p.3 Seamen's Wages - The sailors of Kingston having completed their Union, wages have been fixed at $25 a month on this lake, and $1 per day through the Welland Canal.

Navigation is open between Port Hope and Oswego. Vessels have been running for about a week. The Port Hope elevators are full of grain, and there are plenty of vessels to carry it to this port, where it will be transhipped to Montreal and Europe.

Vessel Sale - The tug Eleanor, with her barges, the Minnie, Cygnet, Mineral and Linden, have been sold by the estate of the late John Chaffey to Messrs. Isaac Noble and Joseph F. Swift. It is their intention to place them on the Rideau Canal, having large quantities of freight coming forward next season.

Revenue of Welland Canal - some figures given; decreased last year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1879