The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1879

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Freight on grain to Oswego from Kingston 1 1/2 cents.

The steamer Spartan leaves this evening for Hamilton.

Capt. C.J. Hinckley is in command of the Maud this year.

The propeller Shickluna, from Toronto, passed down the river yesterday with a general cargo.

The schr. B.W. Folger is having a new foremast put in. She has discharged her cargo of coal.

The steamer Cygnet was recently sold for $2,000 and will run between Ogdensburg and Chippewa Bay.

H. Copley, of Chaumont, has exchanged his hotel property with Mr. A.H. Hall for the steamer Cayuga.

The proposition to tow vessels up the lake rather than pay the wages laid down by the Sailors' Union, will not be a popular or paying idea.

Arrivals at St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company's wharf during the last couple of days: Schrs. Agnes Hope, from Port Hope, 14,000 bushels of wheat; Mary A. Lydon, from Port Hope, 15,818 bushels of wheat; Lewis Ross, from Port Hope, 14,397 bushels of wheat.

Arrivals at Montreal Transportation Company's wharf: Schr. Twilight, 14,017 bushels of peas; prop. Niagara, 14,387 bushels of peas; schr. Flora Carveth, 10,387 bushels of wheat; Eliza Quinlan, 3,287 bushels of peas. Departures - by tug Bronson, barge Detroit, 20,000 bushels of peas; Colborne, 20,425 bushels of peas; McCarthy, 13,903 bushels of peas; Chicago, 20,098 bushels of wheat; Wheat Bin, 16,299 bushels of peas and 74 tons stone; Lancaster, 14,300 bushels of peas. Tug Jessie Hall, with barges Mohawk, 21,058 bushels of wheat; Seneca, 18,277 bushels of wheat; Iowa, 21,840 bushels of wheat; Kansas, 20,671 bushels of wheat; all for Montreal and the first tow of the season.

Sailors' Union - It may not be generally known that the Sailors' Union numbers as high as one hundred and fifty, and that pass words and signs have been adopted by which the members will be identified by similar associations at all the principal on the great inland lakes. We are informed that the vessel owners are coming to terms, and that the season promises to be one of moderate profit to employer and employed.

Value of Steamers - The R. & O. Nav. Co., a short time since, issued a circular to its shareholders, and from it we extract the following prices for the steamers of the Company that wintered at Kingston: Corsican, made of composite, $90,000; Spartan, iron, $90,000; Algerian, iron, $90,000; Magnet, $70,000. The total value of their steamers is $1,380,250, and the total of their assets is $1,625,704.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1879