The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1879

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p.3 Chartered - The Herbert Dudley has again been chartered to carry flour to Halifax, N.S., and return with a load of coal. On her last trip she cleared $300, and the owners feel satisfied with that rate,considering the hardness of the times.

Accidents - lad fell into water from steam barge Lincoln and was saved; another fell in at Swift's wharf and was saved.

For Repairs - This forenoon the steamer City of Toronto arrived here on her way to Ogdensburg for repairs. She is pretty badly damaged, and is carrying a steam pump to keep her from filling with water. It is very unfortunate that there is no place in Ontario where a boat of her size can be hauled out and repaired. If the dry dock had been finished here the repairing could have been done at Kingston, and a $1,000 or more would have been left in the city that now goes in the United States.

Yacting Accident - steam yacht Josephine capsized near Clayton, five ladies drowned.

The Geneva's Trips - to Thousand Island Park.

Carelessness - A gentleman from Clayton, while reading an account of the disaster, said it was a wonder that more like it did not occur. On some steamers men are very careless, and appear to have lots of bravado. Overcrowding steamers is another great cause of complaint. The steamer Island Belle, not larger than the Geneva, had aboard her about 600 passengers, 300 of whom were on the upper deck. The gentleman said that it was something fearful to see the manner in which the boat would careen, and many on land expected to see her go over several times.

Grand River Excursion - Oswego Belle to leave Oswego for Kingston, Clayton and Alexandria Bay, Capt. John Pinder, Rob't McCaul as engineer.

The Oldrieve Heard From - to match any yacht owned in City of Kingston.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1879