The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1879

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p.2 The Carillon Canal Works - slow progress - the politics involved. [Free Press]

Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, July 9th - Schrs. bound down are: Gibraltar, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Lothair, Milwaukee, do, do; barge Lisgar, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Corisande, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat.

p.3 Consolation - yacht Emma's victory over Surprise commented on. [Belleville Ontario]


Quite a disastrous fire occurred on Monday on the Canadian propeller Scotia, of the Merchants' Line, plying between Chicago and Montreal. Damage amounting to $4,000 or $5,000 resulted. About 1:45 p.m. the second engineer saw smoke issuing from the skylight over the engine enclosure, and gave the alarm. The floor of the engine room being saturated with oil, as is necessarily the case, and the wood-work being very dry, the flames being fanned by a good breeze, spread very rapidly, so that when the engine reached the scene the whole afterpart of the propeller was enveloped in a dense mass of smoke and flame. In about fifteen minutes afterward the fire was practically extinguished. The engine room was pretty thoroughly burned out, part of the promenade deck aft was destroyed, and the life boats were considerably damaged. The engine and boiler were not injured. Capt. J.H. Scott, (of Kingston) who commands the vessel, was unable to give the real origin of the fire. It is supposed that the combustion of some waste which was in the engine room was the cause of the fire, but that is not certain. The Scotia is owned by James Norris, of St. Catharines, Ontario. She will require a new deck aft, new stanchions and bulwarks.

Canal Dismissals - anti-conservative politics involved with suspending of canal officials and their reinstatement.

Wind Wafts - Freights from Chicago to Kingston had an upward tendency, 4 1/2 cents being offered.

Mr. Taylor, Government Steamboat Inspector, has been on an official visit to Brockville.

The steamer Magnet is making her regular summer trips again, and her time, first day's reckoning, was good.

Stella Point - excursion on Maud.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1879