The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chippewa (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1826

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The stm. CHIPPEWA has been seized in Canada, for an infration of the British revenue laws. A box of tea was put on board the boat on the American side, enclosed in a rough box without knowledge of the captain; and it is supposed that the person to whom the box belonged, caused immediate notice to be given to Col. Warren, the British revenue officer at Waterloo. The facts were stated, and Col. W. as we understand was under the necessity of seizing the boat. It has been since ascertained to the satisfaction of those interested that the tea was put on board for the purpose of causing the seizure by a person inimical to the running of the boat. He has not, however, accomplished his purpose and she will continue to perform her regular trips. We hope all the facts, and names connected with this business will be given to the public, and that the malignant wretch who has thus exercised his ingenuity to injure others to benefit himself, will not go unpunished.
      Buffalo Emporium
      July 1, 1826

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William R. McNeil
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Chippewa (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1826