The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1887

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p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The side wheel steamer Chieftain, of Kingston, ran into Fairhaven on Wednesday from Montreal with the barges Siren, Rapid and Lark in tow. The United States revenue cutter Bibb followed them into port and imposed a penalty of $500 on each of them for failing to produce masters' manifests of their cargoes.


The schr. Sylvester Neelon has been chartered to carry ore to Chicago. The rate paid is $1 per ton.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consorts are at Garden Island with timber from Toledo and Point St. Ignace.

The prop. Cuba, from Chicago, with 6,850 bush. corn, came into port this morning, lightened, and proceeded to Montreal.

Clearances: schr. Loretta Roney, Oswego, light; schr. A.M. Foster, Oswego, light; schr. Dauntless, Fairhaven, light; schr. O.S. Storrs, Oswego, 77,393 ft. lumber.

The str. Champlain, of the Northern Michigan line, was burned last night off Charlervoi (sic - Charlevoix ?). The fire occurred a little after midnight. There were only six passengers on the boat, and the crew consisted of from twelve to eighteen hands. Eight or ten persons were drowned in attempting to swim ashore.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1887