The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1865

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p.2 The Murderous Affray at Chicago - Full Particulars - sailors shot by a policeman. [Chicago Tribune]

-Smuggling Incident - man in small boat upsets while trying to smuggle whiskey to U.S.

-Accident Near Detroit - Stanley Burleigh, sailor on sch. Star of Hope, killed by falling from rigging of vessel; he was the son of an Amherst Island farmer; his body was returned to the Island.

-Accident at Garden Island - sailor from barque Republic fell between vessel and pier and had his hips crushed.

-Loss of the Steamer Spartan - struck a rock 2 miles below Caughnawaga and sank 200 yards from wharf.

p.3 Marine Items - arrivals and departures.

-Bark Northwest - ashore, not off yet.

-Port Escanaba - newly established 15 miles from entrance to Green Bay.

-Expedition To the Wreck of the Prop. Pewabic - by wrecking steamer Magnet; wreck lies in 37 1/2 fathoms (165 feet). [Chicago Journal]

-Vessels Passed Through Welland Canal - Aug. 25.

-Imports - 26,28.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1865