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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1879


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p.2 The Sailor's Union - This body met again this afternoon and a membership of 110 was recorded. The Garden Island sailors have nearly all joined in. A letter from St. Catharines reported a new union of 100 sailors there.

p.3 Family Reunion - of Capt. Coleman Hinckley, sr., at Cape Vincent - 4 members are steamboat captains.

The Carrying Trade - At St. Catharines on Thursday there was a meeting of the vessel men, who discussed the freight question, and the outlook for the ensuing summer. Mr. Norris said that the carrying trade of late years had diverted to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. The Government should come to the aid of the marine interests, or vessel owners would soon find themselves on dry land. The people of Montreal were somewhat to blame, as harbor charges were very high; some changes were necessary, especially in their ocean freight. Capt. Murray said it would be well to send a deputation to Ottawa to confer with Messrs. Rykert and Bunting, to meet Sir John Macdonald and Dr. Tupper, to represent their views in the interest of canals and the general trade of the country. It was suggested that the deputation should include representatives from Hamilton, Toronto and Kingston, as well as St. Catharines, and that the excessive harbor dues of Montreal should be included in the memorial, which was assented to. After further discussion the resolution to prepare a memorial embracing the various suggestions elicited during the discussion was agreed to, and the meeting adjourned.

MARINE

Several sailors of Kingston visited Garden Island on Thursday to see the new ship Prussia that they have engaged to sail under young Captain Donnelly, now homeward bound from London. The sailors find that they are honoured by a promise of living under the same roof with their captain and officers - no jumping up in a squall, plenty of room to coil the gaff topsail, clew line, flying jib down-all and other gear. They had a yarn with their old and respected captain, the owner of the horse Bob, now departed the way of all flesh. The captain told his old crew that times were better now than last Fall for freights. The rope hawlers sung "We'll all join the Union." The visitors spent a good time with their friend Doughey, the man who makes the loaves for those that work among the fishes. - Old Tom


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19 Apr 1879
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KN.13655
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1879