The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 5, 1887

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p.1 A Canadian Tug Seized - Collector Warren, of Cape Vincent, has seized the tug Thistle, of Collingwood, for towing American boats in American waters. The offence committed was towing lighters to the wrecked schooner Comanche, where they were loaded with corn and towed back to Sackett's Harbour. The fine imposed amounted to $90, it being 50 cents a ton on the vessel's tonnage.

p.8 Custom House Returns - The steamers arriving in port during 1886 numbered: Canadian steamers, 1,023, representing 240,339 tons; American steamers, 177, representing 10,423 tons; Canadian sailing vessels, 498, representing 192,608 tons; American sailing vessels, 180, representing 36,886 tons; total number of vessels, 1,878, tonnage 390,256. The vessels departing from the port numbered: Canadian steamers, 938, representing 205,023 tons; American steamers, 182, representing 10,700 tons; Canadian sailing vessels, 539, representing 120,882 tons; American sailing vessels, 176, representing 35,946 tons; total number of vessels, 1,835; tonnage, 372,551. These figures are exclusive of coasting reports. There is a large increase over the returns of 1885.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 5, 1887