The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1877

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p.3 News of the Day - Capt. John Waring of the sch. Kate Howard still hopes to get her off.

Jan. 3-5, 1877


Jan. 6, 1877

nil (pages 2 & 3 almost unreadable)

Jan. 8, 1877

p.2 240 men strike at enlargement of Lachine canal - for non-payment of wages.

Winter Steamers - steamer Pierrepont has a "spoon-bow".

p.3 W.W. - Cobourg schooner Pacific while on ocean voyage was wrecked in English channel, crew saved, insured for $16,000.

The Canal Route - str. D.C. West is being lengthened fifteen feet, new cabins added.

Jan. 9, 1877

nil (only pages 1 & 4)

Jan. 10, 1877

nil (only pages 1 & 4)

Jan. 11, 1877

p.3 Board of Trade - "Mr. Carruthers stated that the trade between the sea board and Chicago, Milwaukee and Toledo was free and open by the St. Lawrence route, yet that trade had largely fallen off during the past year."

W.W. - Mr. A.P. Parker, of Clayton, has sold 3/8 interest in the steamer Faxton to Mr. Simon Johnston, taking in exchange 1/2 of the schooner Henry Folger. This makes the present owners of the steamer Faxton, S.G. Johnston 3/4, and I.A. Holt 1/4.

Jan. 12, 1877

p.2 Capt. J.M. Backus, formerly captain of Alexandria, is dead.

Jan. 13, 1877

p.2 Died - in Kingston, on Jan. 12th, John Friel, aged 71 years, to Battersea Burial Ground. (any connection to str. Kitty Friel ?)

Jan. 15, 1877



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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1877