The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sligo (Schooner), C72711, 8 Oct 1883


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A NOVEL CARGO ON THE SCHOONER SLIGO
      The schooner SLIGO was loading yesterday at Armour's warehouses with a complete cargo of provisions for Duluth. It was brought for the supply of the Canada Pacific Railway. It includes everything manufactured from both the hog and the bullock - all of the leading cuts of sides, shoulders, hams, salted and pickled pork in barrels, lard in tierces*, brawn**, mess beef, canned beef, beef hams, sausages, etc. It is worthy of remark that a year ago yesterday a large lot was shipped to the same region. The prices charged for sides from the hog being then very nearly three times the price charged on the present cargo. Middles were then charged at 16 cents a pound. The price yesterday was but a shade over 6 cents. This is believed to be the first cargo ever shipped from one house compising a complete assortment of all the food products manufactured from the hog and ox. The same house also sold 250,000 pounds of long clear middles to go to Baltimore, which is also believed to be an unique shipment. - [Chicago Tribune, Saturday.
      Detroit Free Press
      Monday, October 8, 1883

*tierces - half barrels
**brawn - a pork product similar to head cheese



Schooner SLIGO. Official Canada No. 72711. Of 284 tons Reg. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1874. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 137.0 x 23.0 x 11.8 Owned by Geo. A. Graham, of Port Arthur, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886
     


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meat cargo
Date of Original:
1883
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McN.E.9825
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sligo (Schooner), C72711, 8 Oct 1883