The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Dec 1877

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p.3 W.W. - Capt. Tyo of schr. Julia still running to Oswego.

- Capt. James McDonald of the schr. Henry Folger, claims that he has cleared $7,000 this season.

Dec. 14, 1877

p.2 Life-Saving Stations - The American Government has just established one hundred and seventy-eight life-saving stations, of which thirty are located on the coasts of the American lakes. The coasts of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario constitute the eighth district, that of Lake Huron and Lake Superior the ninth district, and that of Lake Michigan the tenth district. The eighth district has nine stations, three life saving or paid stations, one at Big Sandy Creek, one at Salmon Creek, at the foot of Lake Ontario, and one on the peninsula at Erie; also six life-boat or volunteer stations, located at Buffalo, Charlotte, Oswego, Fairport, Cleveland, and Marblehead. The ninth district also has nine stations, all of which are paid or life-saving stations. They are at Point aux Barques, Tawas, Sturgeon Point, Thunder Bay Island, and Forty Mile Point on Lake Huron; Vermilion Point, seven miles west of Vermilion Point, Two Heart River, and Sucker River on Lake Superior. The tenth district comprises twelve stations - three life-saving or paid stations and nine life boat or volunteer stations. The former are at Point aux Becacies, Grand Sauble, and Grosse Points, and the latter are at Beaver Island, Grand Haven, St. Joseph, Chicago, Racine, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Twin Rivers. All these stations are, or will be, by next spring, in working order, and each will be equipped with the most approved apparatus.

p.3 W.W. - sch. Julia made last trip to Oswego.

Dec. 15, 1877

p.3 New Yacht - building by Cunningham for Hon. R.J. Cartwright.

The Hyderabad Case - detained by Customs authorities at Chicago for not reporting on her arrival, dismissed.

County Court - McMillan vs Calvin - supplied two masts for Calvin, not paid in full.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Dec 1877