The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1880

Full Text

p.1 Things In General - Capt. Porte's new steamer, the Varuna (Queen of the Sea), will make her trial trip on the 10th of May. She is being finished up at Kingston, and is said to be first class.



The Captain of a vessel which did considerable bumping against the wharves last evening must have decided that its the cheapest after all to engage expert sailors.

The Twilight, with 13,500 bushels of corn from Toronto, was the only vessel arrival in the harbour this morning. She was for the M.T. Co.

The sale announced for Friday next of the staunch and well-fitted steamer National, at Montreal, offers a good opportunity to lakesmen to procure a good excursion, tow, and general service boat.

The Spartan left for Toronto last evening during a beautiful calm with all colors flying. She presented a pretty sight to those accustomed to a very dull harbour for many months.

The vessel fleet set sail with the change of wind on Sunday morning, and the lake was alive with white sails.

Obituary - Mr. Darius Smith, Inspector of Lighthouses, died this morning...He succeeded the late Isaac Hope.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
May 3, 1880
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1880