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

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p.2 ad - R. & O. Nav. Co. - Royal Mail Through Line - commencement of the Passenger Business.


Marine News.

The sch. D. Freeman, of Belleville, is to be rebuilt here.

The new hoister of Messrs. Swift and Co. is doing good work.

The sch. Anna M. Foster is loading ore from the K.& P.R.R. cars for Charlotte.

The sch. Oliver Mowat will sail this evening for Fairport, laden with iron ore

The sch. Picton, from Toronto, arrived this morning with 9,500 bush corn for the M.T. Co.

The Canadian vessels Hyderabad, Neelon, Manzanilla, and Shandon have arrived at Chicago.

The sch. Richardson is loading lath at her owners slip for Genessee. Freight 15 cents per M.

The Rideau Canal receipts for the month of May are double those of the same month in 1879.

It is said that the propellor Argyle had a $1,100 freight up to Chicago from Montreal on her last trip.

The steamers D.C. West, Algerian, Spartan, City of Belleville, Prussia, and Nile called at Swifts during last night and today.

The pleasure steamer F.B. Maxwell remained here overnight on her way from Montreal to Toronto, where she will again engage in the excursion business.

Particulars of the accident to the sch. Sligo state that she is sunk in 9' of water on the Magnetic Shoals off Cockburn Island. Her bottom is badly broken, and she is full of water. Vessel and cargo insured and the crew saved.

While the steambarge Indian was backing up in Oswego harbour the bell-cord broke, severing communications between the captain and the engineer, and the Indian backed against the sch. E.K. Hart, carrying away her jib-boom. The Indian is docked to be caulked.

The Countess - The yacht Countess of Dufferin, Capt. Gifford commanding, having been thoroughly overhauled by Messrs. Power & Co., leaves tonight for Cobourg, Toronto and Niagara. The captain contemplates taking her afterwards either to the western lakes or the lower St. Lawrence.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1880