The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 26, 1892

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Chicago, May 25., - The Norwegian steamer Wergeland, with a cargo of herring and cod liver oil direct from Bergen, Norway, will arrive in Chicago to-morrow morning, and will be given fitting reception by Norwegian residents. The consignee of the cargo, A. O. Thorpe, has arranged for the affair on an elaborate scale. A steamer, with music on board and invited guests, will meet the Wergeland some distance down the lake and escort her to Chicago. The enterprise of bringing this cargo to Chicago proves a failure, the cost of unloading the entire cargo at the Morrisburg Canal, shipping it by rail and then reloading, together with the Canadian canal charges, having eaten up the profits.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 26, 1892