The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1884

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p.3 Suppress The Whistling - During last summer the City Council very wisely passed and consolidated ordinances touching the government of vessels, and especially steamers while in the harbor. Now if the corporation is anxious that the nuisance of whistling should be suppressed we suggest that a digest of the law should be posted where mariners resort, and, besides, be sent to the head offices of the various passenger steamer lines. By this means the law would undoubtedly be complied with. No one, except those who live along the lake front, have any conception of the great annoyance there is by the incessant whistling, especially during night time. Let the ordinance be carried out as soon as possible.


The Alexandra will be on her route again next week.

The Varuna will be hauled out at Deseronto for repairs.

The steam barge Belle Wilson has started out from Picton.

The schrs. Jamieson and Nellie Hunter are being fitted out at Deseronto.

The str. Utica has resumed her old route between Prinyer dock and Napanee.

Capt. F. Greaves will command the Quinte with James Duggan as engineer.

The Canadian Pacific railway steamers Algoma, Alberta and Athabasca are ready for service at Port Colborne and in a few days will commence trips.

The L.D. Bullock, with grain for Oswego, left Belleville on Sunday, but "sagged" on the middle ground opposite Shannonville, owing to a frozen up centre board.

A Brockville vessel captain wants to stake his reputation and money that the new steamer St. Lawrence, building at Clayton, will not run 18 miles an hour, and will not prove faster than the Rothesay. We do not know about his reputation, but he ought not to be reckless with his money.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1884