The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 12, 1880

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p.3 Police Court - four fishermen charged with infringing the city bylaws by selling fish outside the fish market.

The Pierrepont Accident - hits rock in river in fog, 2 men scalded; towed to city and repaired (details).


Navigation has resumed three weeks earlier this season than last on the Bay of Quinte.

The str. Alexandria will make her first trip, Kingston to Belleville, on the 19th.

The Oswego Belle has been rechristened and will hereafter be known as the Emerald.

The water in the Toronto harbour is 7" lower than it was at the corresponding date last year.

The Maud, newly painted and renovated, left this afternoon on her 1st trip. She went to the Cape.

A controversy among the barge owners of Brockville has lowered the rate on lumber to Oswego, from $1 to 90 cents per thousand.

The Richardson left Brockville this morning with 9,200 bushels of rye for Oswego. Richardson & Son, of this city, were the owners.

The schr. Annie Mulvey joins the Rathbun fleet. The Mill Point business is expected to give an abundance of coarse freights during the season.

The Olive Branch left Richardsons dock this morning with 7,800 bushels of rye for Oswego. She got over safely. A telegram received at 1:00 p.m. stated that she had unloaded and was prepared to take another.

The Mary Merritt came into the harbour last evening minus a mizzen top-mast and a topgallant yard. She was loaded with grain from Port Dalhousie to Ogdensburg. She left for the latter port this morning.

The schr. David Andrews bound from Napanee to Toronto, with 2,000 bushels of rye, went ashore on Sunday morning on Sandy Beach, 5 miles east of Oswego. The cargo is insured. The crew was taken off by the life-saving crew.

A New Yacht - On Saturday the new yacht built at Trenton by Cuthbert for Capt. Murray, of Toronto, arrived here to receive her canvas, which was made by Messrs. Oldrieve and Horn. The yacht was 33' 10" long, 9' 10" breadth of beam, 3' 1" draft of water. She was built for cruising and pleasure rather than for racing. She was peculiarly rigged having a main sail and jigger. On Sunday the yacht left for Toronto. While here she was inspected by many yachtsmen.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 12, 1880