The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1891

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The tug Rescue was the first vessel on the move at Deseronto this season.

The steamer Deseronto is on the Gananoque-Clayton route, making two trips daily.

George W. Fales, Gananoque, left for Montreal to superintend the fitting out of Capt. Newton's steam yacht.

The prospects are that the palace steamer St. Lawrence will be put on the Cape Vincent-Alexandria Bay route very soon.

The new steamer Nightingale is on the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route. She is owned by Capt. S.G. Johnston, Clayton. Capt. H.S. Johnston will command her, while Engineer L.A. Kenyon will handle the throttle.

The wheel of the str. Jessie Bain slipped off the shaft as she was opposite Carleton Island on the return trip from Cape Vincent, yesterday, after the funeral of the late Mrs. Capt. Hinckley. Quite a commotion was caused by the accident. The anchor was thrown out and a messenger dispatched across Wolfe Island to send word to Kingston. It was half past eight when the news reached here. The Pierrepont was immediately sent out and reached here at 1:30 o'clock this morning with the disabled steamer and her tired passengers. While waiting for the arrival of the Pierrepont T. Donnelly, J. Allen and I. Folger rowed to Millen's Bay and bought all the provisions in a store. They received twenty pounds of biscuits and two cans of corned beef and cabbage. The passengers were very thankful for the refreshments.

Home From The West - James Swift returned to the city on Saturday after visiting Cleveland, Buffalo and Detroit. While away he purchased 2,500 tons of coal. The schrs. Rogers and Mowat will load it at Cleveland, and the schr. Queen of the Lakes at Sandusky.

General Paragraphs - The schr. W.Y. Emery arrived from Cleveland with a cargo of coal for Carrington's tannery.

Trouble Among Sailors - Toronto, April 18th - There is trouble at the water front among the sailors. The schr. Laura was to have sailed today for Oswego for coal, but when the sailors found out that they were to get but $1 per day they refused to ship, and the Laura still lies at the wharf. J.T. Matthews, one of the owners of the Laura said: "We think the men should accept $1 a day without a murmur at this early stage of proceedings while all vessels are idle. It does not matter much whether they do or not, for we shall, if they do not come to terms, fetch over our propeller from the canal and tow the vessel both ways. We shall commence soon to carry coal from Oswego here, men or no men." Capt. Murphy, of the seamen's union, saw the Laura's crew, but they still remain on strike.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1891