The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1880

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p.3 Customs Seizure - tug Active of M.T. Co. charged with smuggling some oil from Oswego - details.

Yacht Races - part of St. Georges Society celebrations, 2000 people picnic at Channel Grove, yacht races mention Una, Emma, Laura, Oldrieve, Zitella details.

Wind Wafts - Passed Through the Welland Canal yesterday: schrs. Augusta, Toledo, timber; Cavalier, Traverse City, Collinsby, timber; G.M. Neelon, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; J.G. Worts, Chicago, wheat.

Personal Items - This afternoon Mr. Richard Powers, President of Chicago Sailor's Union, arrived here, accompanied by Messrs. J.T. Carey, St. Catharines, A.J. Tymon, Toronto, and A. Skillen, Oswego. The delegates were met at the station by a deputation of sailors. A special meeting of the Kingston Union will be held this evening. It will be addressed by the above named gentlemen.

Serious Shortage - The next serious shortage that has yet occurred was reported last evening. After the cargo of the sch. G.B. Sloan, from Chicago, had been elevated it was found that she was deficient 345 bushels. The vessel was loaded at Lyon's elevator in Chicago. The captain cannot account for the shortage. He paid the amt and will demand an investigation into the Chicago weighing. Fortunately the cargo was all placed in one barge, and the weighing here will be verified in Montreal.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1880