The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1878

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p.3 Steamboat Whistling - We would like to know if there is no law to prevent the captain of a steamboat from blowing the whistle for about fifteen minutes at a stretch at two o'clock in the morning. This occurred on Thursday morning, and we understand that it was the whistle of the notorious Oswego Belle. We know that sleepers over a mile from the dock were awakened by it and we have no doubt some pretty strong language was indulged in. Then, again, there is the habit of whistling for the opening of the drawbridge behind Tete du Pont Barracks for the passage of vessels. Should not the proper authorities see that a watchman is put on there every night and be ready to open the gate at the first whistle, instead of keeping the boats waiting and whistling for half an hour.

Marine Notes

M.T. Co. - Arrived - schrs. Monterey, Chicago, 21,084 bush. wheat; Cheney Ames, Chicago, 17,430 bush. wheat; props. Africa, Detroit, 3,025 bush. wheat; Maggie McCrea, Chicago, 14,000 bush. wheat; Montcalm, Chicago, 21,633 bush. wheat. Departures in tow of tugs Bronson and Glide - barges McCarthy, 14,500 bush. wheat, 67 tons phosphate; Corncrib, 17,500 bush. wheat; Milwaukee, 18,971 bush. wheat, 25 tons phosphate; Ontario, 17,997 bush. wheat; Toledo, 19,000 bush. wheat; Toronto, 639 tons coal; Colborne, 613 tons coal.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1878