The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1878

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p.2 The Galt Disaster - steam yacht Empire of India goes over falls, 8 drowned.

p.3 Marine - Swifts - The propeller Kincardine called from Oswego, the Armenia passed up from Prescott; the Persia down from St. Catherines, and the Dromedary from Toledo.

Holcomb & Stewart's - The arrivals are: schooner Acorn, Muskegon, 291,000 feet of deals; prop. Shickluna, Toledo, lightened 2,800 bushels of corn; barges Eagle and America, from Montreal, light; prop. Powers, Chicago, 16,830 bush of corn.

M.T. Co. - The only arrival was the prop. Prussia, from Chicago, which lightened 3,905 bush of corn and then proceeded to Montreal.

Garden Island: Arrivals: schr. Anglo Saxon, Toledo, timber; H. Roney, Toledo, timber; St. Lawrence, do., do.

Port Dalhousie, May 28th - Passed up: schooners M.C. Upper, Frank Crawford, Echo, Smith & Post, St. Louis, Queen of the Lakes, J.N. Carter. Passed down: schrs. Erie Belle, Niagara, Mary Jane, Lady Dufferin, Cneney Ames, Bolivia, Cavalier, Garibaldi, G. Smith, Wawanosh, M.A. Lydon, barges H.F. Church, A.C. Keating, props. Shickluna, City of New York, Oswegatchie, Dromedary, Maine, Persia, Dominion. There is some obstruction in lock No. 1. The divers at work have not succeeded in removing it. There are several vessels detained, being unable to pass through.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1878