The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1879

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p.2 News of the Day - A tidal wave, five feet high, has lately been observed in Lake Erie. The lake was almost calm. Such phenomena have before occurred both on Lake Erie and the other great lakes. No satisfactory explanation.


Vessels Passed Through Yesterday.

Port Colborne, May 7th - Up: Schrs. Augusta, St. Catharines to Chicago; T.R. Merritt, St. Catharines to Chicago; St. Louis, St. Catharines, Toledo; Anglo Saxon, do, Chicago; Bessie Burwick, do, Bear Creek; J.R. Benson, do, Chicago; G.M. Neelon, do, do; A. Muir, Port Dalhousie, Amherstburg; Maggie McRae, Toronto, Toledo; Jennie Graham, St. Catharines, do; Dauntless, do, Kingsville; Albacore, Pt. Dalhousie, Amherstburg; Knight Templar, Toronto, Chicago; Wisconsin, Welland, Kingsville; Trenton, Toronto, do; Victor, Hamilton, Toledo; Fortune, do, do; M.L. Breck, Pt. Dalhousie, do; Clyde, St. Catharines, do; Ellen Murton, Hamilton, Cleveland; R.H. Rutherford, Hamilton, Toledo; Canada, St. Catharines, Toledo; O. Mowat, Kingston, Toledo; Falmouth, Oswego, Chicago; Riverside, Toronto, Cleveland; D. DeWolf, Toronto, Cleveland; India, Port Dalhousie, Bay City; Eureka, Ogdensburg, Bay City; Dashing Wave, Ogdensburg, Bay City; Grace Whitney, Ogdensburg, Bay City; Antelope, Port Dalhousie, Amherstburg; Propellers Canada, St. Catharines, Toledo; Africa, Kingston, Toledo; Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Bay City; Europe, St. Catharines, Chicago; Argyle, Port Robinson, Chicago; Ocean, St. Catharines, Chicago; Prussia, St. Catharines, Toledo; Celtic, Hamilton, Toledo; Niagara, Toronto, Toledo.

Down: Schrs. Euretta, Pt. Colborne, Kingston, corn; Wawanoan, Toledo, Kingston; Lyman Casey, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat, lime and corn; Maize, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; Mirmie Belle, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Comanche, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Erie Queen, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Just Arrived - Schrs. Mary Jane, Fannie Campbell, Albatross, Van Straubenzie.

The fleet bound up is all light.

Port Dalhousie, May 7th - Arrived: Schrs. Mantana, Babineau and Gaudry. The steamer H.A. Calvin arrived here this evening, and will go to Niagara to get the schooner Annandale off the beach.

p.3 Union Wages - For the past couple of days the members of the Sailors' Union have been keeping a watchful eye upon the vessels which were loaded with salt for Chicago, and the Captains of which were not inclined to pay regulation wages, $1 per day. One ofthe Captains submitted today, however, and paid the wages. The others are expected to follow suit.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1879