The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1880

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p.2 Toronto - need for life-saving crew discussed, because of loss of two boys who drifted on lake ten days ago.



The Hastings will make her first trip to Picton about Tuesday next.

The Rideau Canal will open about the 20th inst. The D.C. West will resume her trips then.

The Juanita, of Clayton, will make her 1st trip across the river to Gananoque tomorrow.

The schooners Acacia, Canadian, and Annie Falconer are loaded with stone at Portsmouth for Charlotte.

The str. Lawrence Gaige will be employed as a ferry-boat between Alexandria Bay and Westminister Park.

The B.W. Folger has discharged her cargo of ice at Charlotte and has returned to Collinsby, where she will reload ice for the same port.

The Pierrepont brought over several loads of hay from Wolfe Island this morning. A considerable quantity of freight is being brought over.

A number of steamers and vessels are undergoing repairs at the ship yard. Among them are the steamers Watertown, D.C. West, Glide, and Marquis of Lorne.

It is repeated in Brockville that the Canada Central Railway have leased the steamer Armstrong for 5 years. She will be converted into a car-boat, and will run in connection with the Utica and Black River Railroad.

The schr. Eureka made about the quickest time from Charlotte to this port that we have heard of. She left that port yesterday morning at 7 o'clock and arrived here at 2:50 p.m. The distance is 110 miles. What vessel can beat that?

The first loaded vessels to arrive were the following for the St. Lawrence and

Chicago Forwarding Co.: schrs. Speedwell, Toronto,14,935 bushels peas; Twilight, Toronto, 13,577 bushels wheat; M.A. Lydon, Port Hope, 17,000 bushels, Ariel, Port Hope 9,564 bush. wheat. This Company have thus opened the ball. The elevators began their work immediately upon their arrival.

Vessel Survey - It was stated by the Globe, some time ago, that the Board of Lake Underwriters of Canada did not intend to have a survey this season, but to accept the book of the American Lloyds. It was also stated that dissatisfaction was certain to ensue from this determination, at least among Canadian vessel owners. It was a very common opinion that Canadian vessels would not get a fair rating, and that, somehow, Canadians would lose by not having their vessels inspected in the usual way by a Canadian surveyor. The latest development of the course pursued by the Canadian Board is that Capt. W.R. Taylor, who has been their Inspector for the last ten years, has been requested by the Canadian Board to re-survey a number of Canadian vessels that it was thought had been rated too low by the American Lloyds.

Report of Canals - has been submitted to Gov't (details).

Accident - A Frenchman met with a severe accident last evening. He was employed by the K. & M. Forwarding Co. in repairing the barges of this company. He slipped from a scaffold and in falling got his hand severely scalded by boiling pitch. He was taken to the General Hospital where his wound was dressed.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1880