The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1879

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p.3 Roney Case - The Sailor's Union case did not come before the P.M. this morning as the men left the vessel Roney at Portsmouth. They shipped from the city and left at the Penitentiary, therefore the P.M. did not think he was justified in undertaking the examination of it.

Wind Wafts - The Sailors' Union and a vessel captain have already come into collision.


The Falconer and White Oak are preparing to leave.

The steamer Maud will commence her trips to Cape Vincent next week.

The West will commence her trips to Westport and the Rideau Canal next week.

Insurance rates this spring are on A 1 vessels 5%, A 2 vessels 5 1/2%; B 1, 7 1/2%.

The Port Hope grain is to be shipped to Kingston, thence to Montreal for Europe. The port is open for navigation.

The steamer Pierrepont broke the ice yesterday evening at places between the city and Gananoque. She returned this morning.

The steamer Norseman made her first trip of the season on Saturday, leaving Port Hope at 5 p.m. for Charlotte, where she took a load of trees for Toronto.

It is said that a charter has been made for wheat to Kingston or Oswego at 1 1/2 cents. With a back trip light, vessel men cannot see any money in such a charter; nor is there any.

The schooner Annie Mulvey, that was owned by Rathbun & Son, was sold last week to Capt. D. Peace of Hamilton. She is rated B 1, carries 17,000 bushels of wheat, and is in good condition. The (illegible lines) ...this afternoon for Oswego, she will load coal at that port. A little disturbance occurred on the Folger yesterday, members of the Sailors' Union marched down to the wharf and demanded from the captain the wages he intended to pay. He politely informed them that he did not recognize the Union and he would not answer their question. They then told the sailors who were members of the union to walk ashore which they did. The Captain immediately looked about for new hands and has been successful in getting enough to leave port.

Spring Assizes - Fisher vs. Senkler - This case occupied all yesterday afternoon, and at 8:30 p.m. the jury brought in a verdict for plaintiff; damages $125.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1879