The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1885

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Schr. E. Allen will not leave for some days.

Schr. Benson cleared from Garden Island last night for Toledo, light.

The str. Corsican passed down this morning with a large number of passengers on board.

The tug Active left for Toronto this morning. She will take in tow a raft there and return to Prescott.

Capt. Waters, of Belleville, purchased from Capt. Hurley, of Toronto, the steambarge Rob't Anglin for $2,500.

The wind blew so hard on Tuesday that the Rideau Belle, en route to Westport, had to lay at the high banks two hours. Mr. Bajus says the gale was very fierce.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived light this morning from Portsmouth. She arrived at the latter port with ship-plank from Burlington for the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: Strs. Rideau Belle, Westport; Corinthian, Montreal; Corsican, Toronto; Algerian, Montreal; prop. Celtic, Hamilton. The props Cuba, Montreal and Van Allen coaled.

Mr. W.H. Van Every, excursion agent, arrived from Toronto last night. He started to fit out the str. Hastings for Toronto this morning. She will probably leave tomorrow. When she arrives she will be hauled out and repaired.

Capt. Craig's Letter - Capt. Craig writes as follows, about his trip to Montreal: "The only thing that marred the trip to Montreal on Sunday last per steamer Corinthian was the rain and a delay of two hours at Kingston, waiting for a G.T.R. special train having on board members of the G.A.R. from Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. In passing through the rapids puns were indulged in and the best of good humor prevailed. A timid gentleman from a prairie state said he preferred the "rabbits" on the prairie to the "rapits" of the River. Another gentleman from the sunny south remarked that he would not be able to stand the climate of Canada long and would therefore "climb it" south as "rapidly" as possible. All the excursionists were well pleased with the treatment they received at the hands of Capt. Ada, Purser Footner and Steward Bushnel, all Kingstonians. After a short stay in Montreal I returned to Toronto where I disposed of my interest in the steamer Star and the Toronto and Grimsby route to good advantage. I go to St. Catharines and will return to Kingston immediately to further other deals."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1885