Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1877
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p.2 The prop. City of Madison has been burned on Lake Michigan. Crew saved.

p.3 Launch - A fine new schooner will be launched tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 at Power & Co.'s shipyard. We will give the dimensions of the schooner hereafter.

Marine News

Port Colborne, Aug. 16th - Up - schrs. Starling, Toronto, Black River, light; Gleniffer, Collinsby, blank, light; Alvena, Oswego, Toledo, light; Guelph, Toronto, Black River, light; J.G. Worts, Kingston, blank, light; prop. Europe, Montreal, Toledo, light; steamyacht Rosaline, Quebec, Cleveland, light.

Down - schrs. Acacia, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; J.C. Woodruff, Toledo, Kingston, timber; props. Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Acadia, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. Gleniffer, J.G. Worts and Guelph.

A Monster In Burlington Bay

Having heard reports recently of an extraordinary monster being in the waters of Burlington Bay, near Carroll's Point, a Spectator reporter yesterday interviewed one of the parties who had said last evening that he had seen it. The fisherman stated that he was out in a single boat trolling for pike, when he noticed a commotion in the water about seventeen yards out from the farthest part of the point. He rowed over towards the place, but before he had gone many boat lengths he saw an object moving towards him. It presented the appearance of a black log with tapering end in the waterand when near the boat it turned and disappeared from sight, not before it exhibited its mouth, however, which looked like a crocodile. Another party who claims to have seen it some distance east of the point, states that it has large scales on its back, that only two fins could be seen, one on each side and directly in the centre of the body. A third fisherman, who lives not far from Oaklands, claimt to have had an oar suddenly snapped from him one evening while rowing in that vicinity, and believes it to have been taken by the monster. Tracks, as of teeth, were in it when he recovered it in the bay next morning. Mr. Gates, the fish curer, states that a party the other evening became so frightened at its having made a dash at the boat that he is now laid up through nervous prostration. We give the story as gathered for what it is worth, and leave the reader to investigate for himself.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1877