The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1897

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The tug Thomson, with four grain-laden barges, cleared last night for Montreal.

The schooner Suffel cleared this morning for Charlotte to load coal for this port.

The schooner Dunn has cleared from Garden Island for Toledo to load timber.

The steamer Rosemount cleared last night for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

The Welland canal will remain closed on Sunday throughout the season by order of the minister of marine and railways.

The schooner Katie Eccles, Cobourg, arrived this morning with 8,640 bushels of peas consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Rosedale, grain laden, from Fort William, passed through the Welland canal yesterday bound for this port.

There is a large fleet of timber laden crafts at Collins Bay. The timber was secured at Ashland and the Grand Marias.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort Marquette, timber laden, cleared for the Welland canal bound for Garden Island.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes, bound for Toledo, had to run back yesterday to Port Colborne for shelter on account of the heavy storm.

The steamers St. Lawrence and Denver, after discharging their cargoes of grain at the M.T. Co.'s elevators, cleared for Fairport and Milwaukee respectively.

The steamers Glidden and Aberdeen, on their way to Kingston from Duluth, laden with grain for the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, have been ordered to Ogdensburg, N.Y., to store their cargoes there, as the grain is not required in Montreal until about the middle of June.

Judge Lochren, at Duluth, has decided that the officers and crew of a vessel which goes out of its way to assist a disabled craft can obtain a share of salvage. Heretofore the owners of vessels have pocketed the salvage awards, but now the courts have decided that the crew can get their share of the salvage money.

p.3 another letter from "Progress" taking George Richardson to task for his most recent letter concerning the Mooers elevator proposal.



H.H. Gildersleeve, one of the deputation of marine men who waited upon the government with a view to having all Canadian canals kept open on Sunday, is of the opinion that the government will make some concession to the marine men. He thinks that all the canals will be kept open until six o'clock Sunday morning, and that in the case of the Richelieu company's boats using the Murray canal, the upbound steamers, passing through the canal about nine o'clock Sunday nights will be given passage, the four bridges being open for that purpose. The steamer North King does not enter the canal until after one o'clock in the morning.

The reason given by the government for the closing of the canals on Sunday is that the employees are given a day of rest, which they would not have were the canals kept open. Marine men point out the inconsistency of this stand, saying that thousands of government employees are kept at work on the Sabbath day. If one branch of the government service is closed up, why not all? Why not close up the post offices, stop running government railways, etc. This is the argument used by the marine men, who say that the season of navigation is barely seven months long, and that by closing the canals on Sunday the season is shortened by one month. If the canals are closed only twelve hours each Sunday throughout the summer, then about fifteen days are taken off the season of navigation.

p.6 The Steamer's Arrival - The R. & O. steamer Spartan reached Swift's wharf, on her way from Toronto to Montreal, early this morning....

M. Nolan has been first mate of the steamer America since she made her first trip and no change is to be made this year. James Ramsay is wheelsman.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1897