The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 5, 1883

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p.3 Here & There - whitefish from U.S. hatchery being placed in Lake Ontario at Oswego.

reported that Capt. Collier sold str. Flight to Deseronto Nav. Co.

Clayton Independent says Mrs. McDonald, wife of late captain of Folger, received $3,000 in insurance.



Arrangements For The Season.

Of the Toronto & Ogdensburg line of steamers there will be a general breakup this season. The Cuba and Armenia are in Port Dalhousie, being lengthened to the full size permitted for the passage of the lower canal. The California is also being lengthened. These vessels will have new boilers, steel arches, and all other work done to make them first class. These three vessels will be fitted up in excellent and comfortable style for passengers as well as for carriage of freight. They will compose a line running on time between Montreal and Chicago, touching at Toronto and Cleveland on the passage. The arrangement promises well at present. The City of Montreal will continue on Lake Ontario, making a route, probably, between Toronto, Rochester, and Oswego.

A branch of the Western Express Line of steamers, plying between Montreal and Duluth, will be composed of the new steamers the Myles, the St. Magnus, the Acadia, and the Glenfinlas. These vessels will also call at intermediate ports, including Toronto.

Another branch of the Western Express Line will be composed of the Canada, the Prussia, the Shickluna, and the Scotia. These vessels will form a line between Montreal and Chicago, also calling at intermediate ports. The vessels of both these lines will be carefully fitted up for the requirements of the trade, both passengers and freight, on their respective routes.

Of the home steamboats, the Chicora will have the Niagara route, as previously. The Southern Belle will do Hamilton and Oakville as in past seasons. It is said the Empress of India, with an improved engine and boiler, will be placed on the route between Toronto and Port Dalhousie. It is not yet said what the Rupert will do.

A new steamer is being built at Owen Sound, for the Georgian Bay trade, from Owen Sound, in connection with the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway. She is being built by Mr. Simpson, of Owen Sound, and will be ready for sea when navigation opens.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 5, 1883