The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1880

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p.2 ad for Toronto & Ogdensburg Line of Steamers - Armenia and Cuba, with schedule.

p.3 Wind Wafts - The steamboats and vessels have had at this end of the lake the most unlucky opening of the season on record. The accidents have been almost innumerable, though not of a startling nature.


The City of Belleville will commence her trips between Kingston and Picton on Tuesday the 20th inst.

At a meeting of the Oswego branch of the Lake Seamen's Union, wages were fixed from that port at $1.75 per day.

A Port Credit despatch says nothing has been seen or heard of the vessel supposed to have foundered last night.

The Globe reports that the Gov't is likely to look with favourable consideration on the Kingston dry-dock scheme.

The scheme for a line of new passenger steamers between Cape Vincent and Montreal has not yet been abandoned, but its originators have had a cooling.

The arrivals at Port Colborne are: sch. Maggie McRae, Toledo, light; sch. Maize, Toledo, light; sch. Pandora, Sandusky, light.

The Welland Canal was opened yesterday for the season by way of the feeder from Port Maitland. The opening proper from Port Colborne will not take place until about 1st May.

The sch. General Burnsides, that was sunk 2 years ago at Clayton, was successfully raised yesterday by the steamer Hiram Calvin, directed by Capt. Donnelly, and towed to Prescott. She will be repaired at Ogdensburg.

The schooners Speedwell and Twilight had rough trips recently. They sailed from Kingston together on Saturday night last, and were struck by the squall off Long Point. Parting company, the Twilight, with her main boom gone, and otherwise injured, ran for Genessee, where she let go her anchor about a mile and a half to leeward. She remained until morning, when a tug took her to port. The Speedwell managed to hold out with split main and foresails until Tuesday, when she, too, made Genessee. On Wednesday morning she reached Toronto.

Toronto & Ogdensburg Line - This ( ) and river lines to open regular season trips. This shows that last seasons operations were renumerative, and that there is a good prospect of success this year. The Cuba has passed down, and will return from Ogdensburg tonight at 9 o'clock, on the regular time-table. The Armenia will pass up on Tuesday evening. The fare to Toronto is but $3.50, or $6.50 for the round trip. Mr. R.J. Ellbeck, of the Dominion Telegraph Co., is the local agent.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1880