The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1879

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p.1 Running Lachine Rapids - in small boat; "Big John" in charge. [Witness]

p.3 Police Court - two sailors on a "tare" fined $1.

Change of Lighthouse - Official notice is given that a change will be immediately made in the light at Oswego Beacon, Lake Ontario, N.Y., to mark the position of the break water now under construction.

Attempt at Theft - a man boarded schooner while crew was away, attempted to enter cabin, female cook tried to stop him.

Forwarders complain of the overplus in wheat cargoes. A few weeks ago the captains of vessels were endeavoring to find out where the shortages in their cargoes went to, but now they are chuckling in their sleeve over the fact that their cargoes overrun. "Turn about is fair play," but some body is a loser. Toledo is the place where these cargoes are generally loaded.

Wind Wafts - The str. Admiral was sold by auction at Ogdensburg on Wednesday last for $6,000. It is said that her engines cost over $40,000.

Oscar Horton Unmasked - yacht Little Giant of Picton stolen and taken to Oswego.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1879