The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1859

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p.2 The Eastern Entrance to Toronto Harbor - dozens of vessels using it; buoys are changed every week. [Leader]

Oswego May 10 - The propellor Banshee, bound from Montreal to this port, broke her shaft last night about 10 o'clock, some fifteen miles off the harbor. A small boat, with some of the crew, were sent ashore, a tug obtained, and the propeller was towed in to port this morning.

We understand that seamen are becoming very scarce at Chicago and other places in the West. Shipping masters are shipping them for the Atlantic seaboard, with orders to transport them. We think there will yet be a demand for them here, for it is obvious that the present ruinous rates of competition between the Railroads leading Eastward cannot continue, and when that ceases, lake freights will advance, at least a little, and there will then be a demand for both vessels and seamen, and we fear that the latter will be scarce, so much so that owners will not be enabled to transport merchandise as the stringency of the times demand. [Buffalo Republican]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1859