The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1902

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Captain of a Tug Claims He Saw Animal.

Chicago, Oct. 6th - A marine animal, resembling a sea lion and believed to be such, was sighted by Capt. John Cullnan, of the Chicago tug T.T. Morford, Thursday, in Lake Michigan, ten miles off Milwaukee harbor. When Capt. Cullnan first sighted the animal, it was half a mile to leeward, swimming leisurely. He steered the boat in its direction and when it was within a hundred yards of the animal it rose partly out of the water, and with a loud snort, darted beneath the waves. Capt. Cullnan cruised about the spot where the animal was seen, but it did not reappear.

The members of the tug's crew believe that the animal was the sea lion which several years ago escaped from Lincoln Park. ( sea serpent ? -ed.)



Swift's wharf: steamer North King from Charlotte on Sunday.

Craig's wharf: steamers Persia up; Ocean and Alexandria down.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared from Richardsons' wharf for Sodus with feldspar.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Katie Eccles, Echo and Granger from bay ports with grain.

The steamer North King makes one more trip from Charlotte to Kingston, and then goes into winter quarters.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consorts from Fort William with wheat. They cleared up this evening.

p.5 To Mariners - Warning by Meteorological Department - many storms occur in fall.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1902