The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1878

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p.3 Marine Notes - Chicago charters - to Kingston: schr. Grimsby, wheat; barges Lothair and Corisande, wheat through rate.

-Chicago vessel owners and masters are interested in the failure of Gunn & Co., as their orders have brought employment to vessels.

-The Inter-Ocean of Chicago tells a story of Capt. P.L., of the W... who lately at a critical moment hove the fog horn overboard and put the lead to his mouth to toot by. Can it be our Patsy Langan? No, it can't.

Mill Point Echo: - Capt. Norris, while crossing the lake last week, in helping to adjust anchor, lost his equilibrium, and went overboard. The schooner was making fifteen miles an hour, and after great exertion the sailors got a boat out and saved the captain's life.

-A. Gunn & Co. are the agents of the Montreal Company at Kingston. It is not understood as yet that they are effected, though such may prove to be the case. So says the Chicago Inter-Ocean, anent the failure of Wm. Gunn & Co. Our western friends are kindly solicitous, but A. Gunn & Co. are sounder now than ever they were, (and they have had most prosperous and wealthy days), not being losers by the failure. Their business is so controlled that the failure of half the firms in Canada would not dangerously affect them.

W.W. - Among the new Canadian patents issued are these: J. Rourk, Kingston, steam propeller, ....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1878