The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jan 1879

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p.2 Montreal - Mr. Beatty, of the Daily line of steamers, running on the upper lakes, is in the city on his way to Ottawa, where he will use his influence with the Government to allow American wreckers in Canadian waters, as he lost $20,000 from them being excluded last season.

p.3 The Sweet Home - The Oswego Palladium reports: Mr. James Ferguson today received a letter from Benjamin Barney, of Kingston, owner of the schr. Sweet Home, which was wrecked at this port last last November, asking him to take charge of the proposed suit against the owners of the tug Morey, for $2,000 damages.

The Cape steamer could not get through to the Cape or Wolfe Island even today. A mile of ice keeps the Island bound in. The mails were brought back this afternoon.


Local Registration Tons Measurement

45 Schooners 8,657

7 Sloops 292

36 Barges 8,065

1 Brigantine 263

1 Barque 888

58 Woodboats 2,687

2 Steamlifts 69

1 Steam elevator 69

54 Steamers 6,123

Total 205 27,113

Jan. 4, 1879


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jan 1879