The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
South Simcoe News (Bradford, ON), May19, 1870


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Stoppage at the Sault

We understand that the Chicora will be entirely unloaded at the Sault, and that she will then be presented for passage through the canal. If permission is refused there can be only one course for our Government to pursue. The Chicora, on her last trip, carried no arms nor ammunition; not a soldier, a gun nor pound of powder; she had only provisions and clothing for the expedition. Yet she was refused permission to pass the canal. It might be alleged however, perhaps, that these stores were intended to aid warlike movements, though, as we have shown before, the troops are not going to Manitoba to contend against any enemy, but to act as an ordinary garrison in time of peace. As a further trial of American good faith and friendliness, however, the Chicora will be offered for passage without a pound of freight and with no men on board but her crew. ..The stoppage of the Chicora is therefore a wantonly unfriendly act on the part of General Grant and ought to be met by prompt and decided remonstrance on our's. ... - Globe


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
May19, 1870
Local identifier:
GLN.19685
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Bill Hester
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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South Simcoe News (Bradford, ON), May19, 1870