The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1883

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The propeller Niagara from Manistee for Quebec with a $15,000 cargo of deals.

The steamer Princess Louise has an excursion from Gananoque to Alexandria Bay this evening.

Work is proceeding on the wrecked Conqueror. The results so far has not been ascertained.

The Oswego people are going to have their Sunday excursions to Brockville or Gananoque, a landing here being forbidden them.

McEwen & Son are having a little steamer built for them by Mr. Robinson. It will be out shortly.

The schr. Magdala, from Charlotte, brought 295 tons of coal for the Mail Line. She unloaded at Swift's.

The schr. Halstead arrived today from Chicago and was towed to Ogdensburg by the str. Hastings.

The schr. Caroline Marsh, the vessel with the best record on the lake, is on the Oswego dry dock for a complete overhauling.

The steambarge Freemason is on her way here from Belleville with 60,000 brick from the Bay of Quinte Works for Kingston and Westport.

The draft of 500 bushels, not placed in the schr. F.B. Gardiner, has been admitted as a shortage in Chicago. Kingston was not to blame.

The new light-house for Colchester Reef, which is being put together at Amherstburg, is being rushed along, and next fall will see a reliable light on the reef.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company's steamer Corsican, which stopped for a trip or two owing to a disarrangement of her machinery was to start again on her regular trips today.

The managers of the palace steamer Rothesay have procured the services of a band to play on board the boat during its regular trips, which include Alexandria Bay, Brockville and Dickinson's Landing. It will no doubt prove a great source of amusement to the passengers.

Owing to the loss of some of the jettisoned cargo of the prop. City of Montreal, the officers of the Inland Revenue department have been compelled to examine, test and report again on the true character of the whiskey that was brought to this city by the schooner Flora.

Tourists and business men complain of the inferior quality of the meals and general bad arrangements of the culinary department of the Upper Canada line of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company's boats. A New Yorker, of high standing in the commercial world, went down a few days ago with a party, was thoroughly disgusted with the fare and writes a scathing letter to a leading American journal.

The Canadian Government have given orders for buoys, which are to be placed on the east side of Fighting Island to mark the Canadian channel in the Detroit River. This channel has not been used for years, but is said to be of sufficient depth for all classes of vessels, and much shorter and straighter than the present one on the west side.

Wind Wafts - The bar on the steamer Maud has been disposed with and the Ferry Company have added a refreshment stand at which choice candies and cakes can be purchased. No other steamer is known to have such a feature.

The elegant steamer Rothesay, plying on the St. Lawrence River from Clayton to Morrisburg, struck a rock this forenoon near the Thousand Island Park. She proceeded for two miles then ran ashore and sank. The passengers were saved.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1883