The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1863

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p.3 K.C. & M. - First Transhipment Cargo of Salt - being sent by Chaffey's prop Brockville for shipment to Milwaukee - much salt is used for pork curing in fall.

-The Ore Trade - sch. Medbury sent to Cleveland with 260 tons of iron ore, trade is hampered by reimposition of canal tolls.

-Emigrants - steamer Kingston had large number of English emigrants.

-schooners Baltic and Africa lightly damaged. [Detroit Free Press]

-Damaged - The bark British Lion, which was in tow of the tug John Martin at the time of her being run down, sustained serious damage by colliding with the same vessel which sunk the tug - the schooner in question being the Nabob. The Lion's damages will reach not far from $500. The Nabob, it is stated, is also seriously damaged. [ibid]

-Disabled - sch. Meridian on Lake Huron by storm. [ibid]

-The Bark Flying Mist - raised by wrecking steamer Relief and towed to Detroit for drydock. [Buffalo Com. Adv.]

-bark Senora had to return to Milwaukee to get leaks fixed, 400 bushels of wheat damaged. [ibid]

-Lights of Vessels - seldom exhibit light at stern, can't be seen by overtaking vessels. [Toledo Blade]

-Arrested - captain of sch. Mary Ann for not reporting to British Vice Consul. [Oswego Times]

-Imports - 23.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1863