The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1898

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The tug Active left for Prescott yesterday to bring light barges.

The schooner Oliver Mitchell cleared for the upper lakes yesterday.

The steamer Armenia left Garden Island on Saturday evening for Toledo.

The M.T. company's elevator was closely guarded against visitors yesterday.

The tug D.G. Thomson with five light barges arrived up from Montreal today.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Booth & Co.'s wharf.

Capt. James Rooney, Toledo, has sold the tug Wisconsin to E.C. Williams, Marquette, for $7,000.

The schooner Keewatin has arrived from Hamilton with 62,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. company.

The steamer Columbia with 55,000 bushels of corn from Toledo is discharging at the M.T. company's elevator.

The steamer W. Morley, with 66,600 bushels of wheat from Chicago, arrived at Portsmouth yesterday for the K. & M. forwarding company.

The sinking of the forward section of the United States revenue cutter at Ogdensburg last week will likely be investigated by the treasury department.

The wages of ore dock men at Ashland have been raised from $1.35 to $1.50 for day work and from $1.45 to $1.60 for night work, with twenty cents an hour for overtime.

The tugs Antelope and St. George arrived at Portsmouth with eight light barges on Saturday, and leave for Montreal tonight with eight barges loaded with 160,000 bushels wheat and corn.

Steamboat inspectors Donnelly and Thompson arrived home on Saturday after inspecting boats at Belleville and Picton. They were engaged today inspecting the steamers St. Lawrence, America and Jessie Bain.

Arrivals at Richardson's elevator - Schooner Vienna from Toronto, barley and rye; sloop Monitor, 2,000 bushels buckwheat from bay ports; tug Maggie May and barge with 5,000 bushels of oats from Rideau canal ports; three box cars with wheat from railway points.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 22nd - Down: Steamers D.R. Vanallen and Smith, Midland to Oswego, lumber; Myles, Fort William to Prescott, wheat.

Incidents of the Day - In Saturday's Toronto Globe appeared excellent sketches of Capt. John V. Trowell, of the propeller Ocean, and Capt. James W. Mawdesley, of the steamer Rosemount.


Opening The Canals.

The council of the board of trade met on Saturday afternoon and unanimously adopted the following resolution: "That, having regard to the representations already made to the honorable, the minister of railways and canals, setting out the serious consequences to inland navigation and ocean shipping interests, and to the trade of the dominion generally, which result from a weekly closing of the canals for the full period of twenty-four hours on Sunday; and believing that the canals might be opened for a portion of that day without interfering with its due observance as a day of rest, the council of the board of trade is of the opinion and does hereby respectfully recommend to the honorable, the minister of railways and canals, that the canals be closed for Sunday only from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m."

May 24, 1898

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1898