The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1878

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p.3 Marine - Lumber freights have advanced to paying figures on Lake Michigan.

-The schooner Oliver Mowat is at Brockville with a load of coal for the G.T.R.

-The schooner Princess Alexandria was sold at Windsor to the Canada Wrecking Company for $700.

Chicago charters to Kingston - barges Clyde, Clinton, and schr. Neelon wheat on p.t.

-Lake Superior is nearly two feet below the usual level, being lower than ever before known.

-In consequence of a rise in sailors' wages at Toronto (as elsewhere) several boats have been ordered to lay up, as the masters cannot run at a profit.

-A collision occurred in the Lachine Canal as the steamer St. Francis was passing through the first lock. Two barges coming down struck her, creating damage which required several hours to repair.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1878