The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Oct 1872

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

-Marine - An attempt has been made to raise the hulk of the old steamer Cataract, lying at Clayton.

-sch. Clayton lost part of deck load in gale.

-The Schooner Corsair - a list of 9 people who died on ill-fated vessel.

-Imports - 3.

-sch. Rapid capsized on Lake Erie in gale, 7 of 8 men died.

-The Cape - str. Kelly made her last regular trip from Cape Vincent down the river, on Monday.

-The Dredge and A' and A' - This afternoon a Government Engineer is surveying the harbor, with a view to being prepared with work for the chartered dredge, which is to arrive here on Monday next. Since the dredge is coming, we take the liberty of suggesting to the Government officer, that a little dredging would be great service in the Cataraqui River between the city and Kingston Mills. In several places, especially at the "Basket", the steamers are in the habit of grounding. A few days work would deepen the channel.

-Police Court - a man was charged in theft of stove from cabin of scow Caesar last winter, while anchored below Cataraqui Bridge, discharged.

Oct. 4, 1872

p.2 V.P.T.W.C. - 3.

-Imports - 4.

p.3- The Strike - We most distinctly state, and we challenge a denial, that the police were called upon Tuesday to protect two sailors who were being prevented by force from going on board their vessel, and further that on Wednesday morning another sailor was actually forcibly prevented from reaching his schooner. After the denial that there had been a sailor's strike in Kingston, we may expect to hear a declaration that Sir John was elected by his usual majority in Kingston, that Sir George Cartier was triumphantly returned in Montreal, and that we will get a grant for a breakwater from Sir John's Government.

-The Last Gale - a long list of disasters to shipping on Lakes Huron and Michigan.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Oct 1872