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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Mar 1892


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An Open Letter - Serve All Alike

Garden Island, 23rd March, 1892.

Hon. J.J.C. Abbott, Ottawa;

Dear Sir: During the past few days your government has been waited upon by two or three different deputations, which have urged upon you their conflicting views regarding rebates of canal tolls on grain passing through the Welland canal.

The American canal at Sault Ste. Marie and their canal at St. Clair are free to Canadians and Americans alike.

Our Welland canal ought to be free too.

Why should the Americans be discriminated against in our canal while they treat us so fairly in theirs, or why should coal, timber, lumber and other goods pay canal tolls and grain be exempt?

Yours sincerely, H.A. Calvin.

MARINE INTELLIGENCE.

The Welland canal will open about April 14th.

Gunn & Co. are extensively improving their dock this spring.

Capt. Hinckley, of the str. Maud, of Cape Vincent, is in the city making preparations for the season.

The props. Rosedale and Myles have been chartered for two loads each of grain from a Lake Superior port to Kingston at 6 cents per bushel.

Capt. Saunders and a gang of men were engaged in knocking out the bulwarks of the schr. Ella Murton, this morning, prior to inserting more substantial ones.

The prop. Celtic has been chartered to carry three cargoes of grain from Port Arthur to Montreal at 9 cents per bushel, and has also again taken the contract from the dominion government to deliver all supplies to Canadian lighthouses on the lakes from Montreal up.

The prop. St. Magnus, recently purchased by the Mackays, Hamilton, from the estate of C. Robertson, will have her engines thoroughly overhauled and compounded, and the hull will be practically rebuilt. She will carry grain and merchandise between Duluth and Montreal this season.

The schr. Van Straubenzie cleared from Toronto for Charlotte, Monday. She is the first out this season.


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Date of Publication:
29 Mar 1892
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KN.16556a
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Mar 1892