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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1877

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p.2 Sad Accident - son of John Donnelly drowned off schr. Sweden, Capt. Connors.

p.3 Marine Notes - The barque British Lion, ashore at Long Point, is full of water, and may be a total loss. She was one of the late Capt. Gaskin's staunch old craft. She had coal on board from Ohio to Brockville.

-Schr. American, 1,800 (sic) bush to Kingston, has left Chicago.

-At Milwaukee the schr. Mary Battle has been taken at 8 1/2 cents for wheat to Kingston.

-At Chicago there have been taken for Kingston, schooners Tecumseh and Lawrence, wheat at through rate, schr. D. Lyons, wheat at 9 cents.

Customs' Changes - Mr. T. Robinson has been removed from Folger's wharf, and Mr. T. Meagher has been placed in his stead. We also learn that an Inspector, connected with the Customs' Department, has been here since Saturday, investigating the complaints that have been made by the Irish Canadian and True Witness, in regard to the Murphy removal in routine service.

The Gale - velocity of wind for 24 hours averaged twenty-two miles an hour.

Marine - Passed Through Welland Canal for Kingston -

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1877