The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1875

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p.2 W.C. - 25.

-City Council - letter from Minister of Marine about paying for lighting city clock; petition of Capt. Dix respecting the remission of taxation on his vessel which has lain idle all season; buoys - report of Committee on Wharves & Harbor recommending the placing of a buoy over the shoal near Martello Tower and nearly opposite Folger's Wharf and on which several craft have grounded.

-Out In the Gale - 2 coal-laden vessels seen off Toronto in gale.

p.3 Freights - grain from Milwaukee to Kingston - 7 1/2 to 7 3/4¢.

-Wages - failure of Mechanics Lien Law - didn't protect captain and engineer of propeller from losing almost 2 years of work; the prop. later burned.

-Buoys - application made to gov't for 2 buoys to mark Martello Shoal.

-sch. Twilight aground at Fighting Island, Detroit River.

-Swifts wharf - steamers calling.

-Collision - details of collision between 2 strings of barges towed by tugs Gardiner, Glide and Bronson. [Enterprise]

Oct 27, 1875

p.1 Imports -23,25,26.

p.2 W.C. - 26.

-Marine Accidents - sch. Erie Belle ashore at Port Colborne, Lake Erie; steam barge Kitty Friel Iost rudder in American channel near Cape Vincent and ran aground on Carpenter's ? Island; bark Laura aground on Martello Tower shoal.

-Another Yacht - Mr. George Offord has given Messrs. Robinson & Son, the builders of the yacht Laura, an order to make a 10 ton yacht.

-Swifts Wharf - steamers calling.

p.3 Acquitted - John Pringle, warden of P.E. County and keeper of Point Pleasant Lighthouse not guilty of charges he sold Gov't coal oil and appropriated lighthouse coal to his own use.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1875