The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1872

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p.2 V.P.T.W.C. - Oct. 1.

-The Gale - sch. Yankee Blade ashore on east side of Point au Pelee, has on board 100 tons of pig iron from Kingston.

-Imports - Sept. 30, Oct. 1,2.

-Marine Disasters - Detroit Oct. 1 - on Lake Huron: barge Table Rock wrecked at Towas Pt.; sch. White Squall sunk off Fish Pt.; sch. Neshota sunk at White Fish Point; sch. Corsair foundered off the highlands of the Sable; barges Adriatic and Hunter ashore at Green Bush, barge A. Lincoln ashore at Au Sable; prop. Detroit a total loss at Green Bush; brig. Globe sunk at Tawras; sch. Rebecca ashore at Alabaster.

p.3 Board of Trade - the Mayor received a telegram from Hon. Mr. Campbell, stating that the harbor dredge would return here on Monday, and continue the dredging of the Harbor on Government account.

-Yacht - One of the Yachts of the Governor-General, which was brought out from Ireland, is lying in Messrs. Jones & Miller's slip, foot of Barrack St. She is a most elegant vessel, one rarely to be seen in Canadian waters. She is now on the way to Toronto, where Lord Dufferin is to witness the Regatta on Saturday. The yacht is named the Imogene, of 6 or 7 tons, and was employed by the Governor-General in pleasure excursions in Portsmouth Bay. She came out in the steamship Scotland. At present she is manned by two men.

-The Sailor's Strike - It is not creditable to the Seamen's profession to see a strike carried out in the manner that the present one is. The strikers are endeavouring to effect their object by mob law, and attempt to intimidate every sailor who tries to reach his vessel. Yesterday the police had to be called in to protect two respectable seamen who were engaged for a grain vessel, and this morning the strikers forcibly took a sailor from a yawl boat, when he was about to leave the wharf for a vessel out in the harbor. The sailors on the American vessels in port have not, as a rule, joined the strikers, who are largely composed of idle sailors, dock wollopers and idlers, playing the game for fun or whiskey.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1872