The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1891

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p.1 A Well Known Captain's Death - St. Catharines, Aug. 3rd - Capt. James Norris, probably the largest Canadian vessel owner, died Saturday, aged 72. He owned the props Persia and Sir S.L. Tilley, besides having a large interest in the props. Ocean and Rosedale, schrs. Sylvester Neelon and other vessels. The Dominion marine association was chiefly formed through his exertions. He was a staunch liberal.

Don't Want to Come Down - Chicago, Aug. 3rd - Boats are wanted badly to carry grain to Buffalo. Owing to the fact that there is little coal on Lake Ontario to be shipped to Chicago, owners are very averse to sending their boats to Kingston or Ogdensburg, and a substantial advance must be paid to these ports before much grain will move in that direction, outside of that carried by through lines.

New Steel Barges - West Superior, Aug. 3rd - The American steel barge company increases its capital from $2,000,000 to $4,000,000. This is done in anticipation of an active season of ship building and the construction of a dry dock here. The company expects to turn out fully 30,000 tons of new tonnage by next spring. Work will be commenced immediately on barges 117 and 118. Each will be 192 feet long, eight feet longer than the Colgate Hoyt.

General Paragraphs - Tomorrow, Capt. Parkins, of Kentucky, an owner of large steamboats, will arrive and be the guest of Capt. Pierce, Hay Bay.

Arrivals: str. Varuna, Thousand Island Park, passengers; schr. Lady Macdonald, Ashtabula, 595 tons coal; prop. Aida, Alexandria Bay, passengers; str. Campana, Chicago, 27,959 bushels corn; barge Condor, North Fairhaven, 864 tons coal; barge Thrush, 881 tons coal; barge Cherokee, Charlotte, 547 tons coal; barge Siren, North Fairhaven, 605 tons coal.

Wages Go Up - Chicago, Aug. 3rd - The seamen's union last night advanced sailor's wages from $1.75 to $2 per day, to take effect at noon today. Two months ago, when lake freights were so low, wages were cut down from $2 to $1.75.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1891