The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 21, 1883

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p.2 Securing Steamers - The latest move on the part of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company is to gain possession of the only steamer which is now left to carry on an opposition to the large Company between Lake Ontario ports and Montreal. This vessel is the Bay of Quinte Navigation Company's steamer Alexandra, which plies between Picton, Brockville, Belleville, and other ports on the Bay of Quinte and Montreal. This steamer in the past has, through low rates, secured a large share of the traffic which would have gone to the Upper Canada Mail Line steamers. At present she lies in Cantin's dry dock, Montreal and having been thoroughly refitted and furnished with two new powerful engines, promises to be a much more formidable competitor during the coming season. The directors of the Richelieu Company have made an offer to her owners for her lease, and express themselves confident of gaining possession of her.

At a meeting held last week the contract for provisioning the boats of the line was given to Victor, the well-known caterer. On the boats at this end of the line meals will be given on the European plan. All the old Captains will be retained.

p.3 Another Body Found - from wreck of Folger at Prince Edward county.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 21, 1883