The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1892

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p.2 Point Traverse, June 1st - ....The schr. Restless loaded gravel, Tuesday, for Belleville, to be used in the erection of the Anning & Carson canning factory....



The M.T. Co.'s barge Albini was dry-docked at Davis' today.

T. McAuley's steam yacht Teaser will make a trial trip this week.

The government dredge Nipissing is engaged clearing away the slip outside the dry dock.

Clearances: tug Bronson, Montreal; schr. Annie Minnes, Oswego; schr. Singapore, Oswego.

No. 9 government dredge was docked at the government dry-dock this morning to be caulked.

The tug Active left with the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora. She expects to meet the tug Walker at Port Colborne, and will exchange her tow for the schrs. Minnedosa and Kildonan, bound down with wheat from Fort William.

Arrivals: schr. Echo, Picton, 13,000 bush. wheat; schr. Freeman, Belleville, 10,000 bush. peas; tug Thompson, Oswego, coal; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, coal; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte; str. Corsican, Montreal; schr. Dudley, Oswego.

R. Davis is very indignant over Capt. Gaskin sending his men to the government dry-dock to work on the dredge. He claims that the understanding, when the M.T. Co. got exemption from taxation, was that they should not furnish outside help. Mr. Davis says the highest any of the men get at the M.T. Co's dock is $1.50 per day, while Capt. Gaskin sends them out on the job for $2.25 per day and gets the benefit. Mr. Davis says he intends to ask for exemption, and thinks it very funny if his rightful business is to be so destroyed.

Capt. Keith, of the schr. Eliza Fisher, claims to have broken the record. He made three trips to Oswego, loaded and returned and was unloaded the last time at the close of the seventh day.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1892