The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Mar 1891

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Scott, of the propeller Persia, leaves tomorrow for St. Catharines.


At a meeting of the Oswego longshoremen the following schedule of prices were adopted for the season of 1891:

All vessels and barges with a carrying capacity of 600,000 and over, 30 c. per M. All vessels and barges carrying 300,000 feet and up to 500,000 feet, 25 c. All vessels and barges carrying under 600,000 feet, 20 c. Lath 6 c. per M. Shingles 4 c. per M. Lumber, board measure, 35 c. per M.; hardwood, 30 c. Heading, 15 c. per M. Post, per cord, 30 c. Stave bolts, 25 c. per cord. Telegraph poles, 5 c. apiece. Hop poles, $3 per M. Cedar ties, 1 1/2 c. apiece. Hardwood and all other ties, 2 c. apiece. Match blocks, 30 c. per cord. Loading cars with cedar ties, 1 c. apiece. Hardwood and all other ties, 1 1/2 c. Boat stowing and piling lumber, and all other yard work, at last year's prices. Hour work on canal boats and vessels, 60 c. per hour; 10 c. per M. for stowing lumber that goes in canal boats. Stacking lumber back sixteen feet from face of dock, 10 c. per M.

Coal prices, same as last year, except 10 c. per ton for wheeling coal and dust. These prices are for net tons and hold good until Aug.1st, 1891.

Soo Canal Accident - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., March 21st - leak at coffer dam could set work back by months.

March 24, 1891

p.4 Kingston Mills, March 23rd - .....The only lagging property in the precinct is the good ship Portsmouth, that still lies in our bay. Usually at this season boats undergo repairs, but this schooner evidently has been placed on the "dead list." Nevertheless if some of our enterprising residents knew whether she was for sale, or to whom they should apply, a different story would now be chronicled. While not certain as to the owner it is said that she is in the hands of a legal firm of the city of Ottawa....

March 25, 1891

p.1 Marine Intelligence - J. Sproule, J. Devan, and W. Jarrett left yesterday for Charlotte. They sail today for Toronto on the schr. Queen of the Lakes.

The Rideau canal is open for some distance below Belle Island.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Mar 1891