The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1877

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p.3 Marine - Passed the Canal: Schooners Daniel Lyons, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Northman, Toledo, Kingston, do; Lady Dufferin, Chicago, do, do; British Lion, Cheboygan, Garden Island, timber; Samana, Detroit, Kingston, wheat.

Grain For Kingston - Sailed from Chicago: Schr. Flying Mist, 20,877 bushels corn, 6 1/2 cents; brig H.F. Church, 19,350 bushels wheat; prop Empire, 10,331 bushels wheat, chartered at Milwaukee; schr. Von Strabenzie, wheat at 7 1/2 cents. The schrs. Arabia and Hyderabad have arrived at Chicago from Kingston, with stone ballast.

Riot in Ogdensburg - At the O. & L.C.R.R. elevator, in Ogdensburg, on Tuesday, there was an incipient riot. About thirty shovellers were notified that unless they would work for the same wages as paid at Kingston and other ports, that is two dollars a thousand bushels, their places would be filled by other workmen who were willing to go to work, when a strike took place, and as the new men started to work they were prevented by the enraged strikers...

Bad Accident - The schooner Riverside must be hard aground and leaking badly. She was bound from Chicago to this port, wheat laden, and yesterday ran aground on Four Mile Point. Capt. Donnelly and his wrecking party proceeded to the distressed vessel with a steam pump and a lighter, and succeeded in saving all the dry grain. This morning Capt. Donnelly returned to Garden Island for another pump, one being insufficient to raise the sunken craft. She must be badly damaged if not indeed split open.

The Regatta - meeting held to arrange for a regatta in two weeks, for second and third class boats, election of sailing committee.

-damaged grain from Riverside to be sold tomorrow.

-Chisholm Bros. International Railway and Steam Navigation Guide is out for the month.

p.4 Vessel Seizure - prop. Milwaukee of N.T. Co. seized at Chicago - too many passengers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1877