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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1879

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p.2 Wind Wafts - The schr. Mary Grover, laden with lumber went ashore near Northport, but was subsequently towed off by the tug Eliza Bonar.

p.3 The Gananoque Route - It seems that some Gananoque people are somewhat exercised about the competition in fares and public patronage between the steamers owned by the Folgers and the Princess Louise. The Gananoque people, as a body, do not feel mad because the fares are so low, but the merchants are annoyed because cheap passages are an inducement to people to come to Kingston for the purpose of buying what they eat and wear, and otherwise require. The feeling of the mercantile community of Gananoque culminated in a public meeting, held on Wednesday evening last, to discuss the questions involved in these matters, and it was decided to endeavor to get one of the Kingston boats to run at stated times, to be agreed upon, and to make two trips each week, starting from Kingston, and returning there at night. If either of the steamers would do this all present at the meeting (mostly merchants) pledged themselves to give her all their trade and influence.

Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, July 11th - Bound up: Schr. Gibraltar, Lisgar, Kingston, Chicago, light.

Down: Schr. G. Manton, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Forwarding - dull business because of depression in Chicago grain markets.

New Steamer - The Picton Gazette announces that a new steamer, which has been in course of construction at Long Point, has been (finished) by Mr. John Asa Ward .....Wm. Utter, and will be supplied with a powerful engine. This steamer will run about 15 m.p.h., and will ply between Black Creek, Long Point, and Kingston. If the number of boats plying on the Bay of Quinte continues to increase there will soon be as many steamers awaiting patronage of passengers as there are travellers to patronize the steamers.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1879