The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct. 24, 1877

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MISCELLANEOUS MARINE ITEMS. - The Canal Commissioners give notice that navigation on the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga and Seneca Canals will be closed on Friday, the 7th of December, unless sooner closed by ice.

An effort was made at Chicago Monday to get sailors in the grain trade for $1.75. In one case it was successful, but generally failed.

Capt. Charles Swartz, one of the oldest steamboat men on the lakes, he having commenced in 1854, came out of the Marine Hospital at Chicago Monday. He had been in the institution seventeen months, under treatment for a cancer on the left side. Surgeon Gunn removed it successfully, and the patient is as well as ever. Swartz was mate of the steamship Inter-Ocean in the season of 1876, when the late Capt. Gilmore was in command of her.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct. 24, 1877