The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1877

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p.2 ad - R. & O. Navigation Company - Royal Mail & Express Line - new time of departure.

p.3 Big Blow - schooner Pride of America, anchored off McCorkell's, dragged both anchors and swung shoreward and now lies grounded in that vicinity; schooner Florida, grain laden, lying off Swift's, snapped her chain and lost her anchor.


-The schooner Orkney Lass has been libelled at Milwaukee for seamen's wages to the amount of $220.

-The bark Great West is loading deals for Kingston. Carpenters are at work taking off her side streak (or wales) so as to enable her to pass through the canals.

Gone Ashore - A report from Port Rowan says: The barque British Lion of Kingston, loaded with coal, from Black River, Ohio, bound for Brockville, went ashore at 3 a.m. Thursday, on Long Point; all hands saved.

-The schooner Gazelle of Picton ran for shelter on Monday night to Sodus, and in going in the piers, broke her steering gear and became unmanageable. The fishing smack Spartan, Captain Farrington, who was also running for shelter at the same time, offered to take them in tow, but they did not accept the offer, and shortly after struck the pier, carrying away all her head-gear, and damaging her considerably otherwise.

The Yacht Race - Emma beat Zitella.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1877