The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1881

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p.3 A Misstatement - In a report submitted to the Oswego Board of Trade by Walter McFarland, Major of Engineers, relative to the Oswego harbor he says (speaking of damages during the gales) "A glance at the marine columns of the daily papers during the season of gales shows the same condition of things everywhere. Kingston has had one or two vessels sunk in its harbor this year." The Major makes a direct misstatement. Not within the past three years has a vessel been sunk or damaged in entering this harbor during a gale. The Major has evidently been imagining such things in his effort to defend the dangerous harbor at Oswego. If the latter is as safe as represented, why have insurance agents cancelled all risks on cargoes going to it?

Whats The News? - barge William raised at Cape Vincent, taken to Montreal.

schr. Filmore on Port Dalhousie dry dock for repairs.

Collector Warren, of Cape Vincent, seized sloop Avalanche, $20 fixed problem.

Hymenial - Capt. Milligan, of schr. Bismarck, married to daughter of Capt. E.A. Booth.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1881