The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1886

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The steambarge Reliance is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Cora W. Post loads oats at Eilbeck's for Napanee.

The yacht Gracie was docked today. She will be scraped and polished.

A yawl boat left by soldiers at Breck & Booth's dock is waiting for an owner.

The tug E.J. Redford, of Oswego, brought several barges here to be loaded with leached ashes.

The schr. Jessie H. Breck has arrived at Sandusky. She will load coal for an eastern port.

The yachts Laura and Garfield are hauled out at Davis' shipyard. They will be put in shape for the regatta.

The prop. Oconto, sunk just below the 1000 Island Park dock, has been sold to parties in New York City, and will be raised.

The steamer Varuna passed down the river on Saturday with excursionists from Bay of Quinte ports. She returned this morning.

Arrivals - Schr. John Magee, Chicago, 21,912 bush. corn; schr. Chas. B. Wood, Dexter, light; schr. J.R. Noyes, Chicago, 21,183 bush. corn; tug E.J. Redford, Oswego, canal boats in tow; prop. California, Chicago, 7,600 bush. corn; schr. A.M. Foster, Oswego, 144 tons coal; schr. Singapore, Oswego, 402 tons coal; schr. F.L. Wells, Charlotte, 183 tons coal; prop. Celtic, Toledo, 8,130 bush. corn; prop. Lincoln, Chicago, 17,026 bush. corn.

Cleared - sloop Tourist, Fairhaven, 3,000 lbs. fish; schr. Herbert Dudley, Oswego, light; schr. M.A. Lydon, Oswego, light; prop. Nipigon, Chicago, light; prop. Dominion, Detroit, general cargo; schr. Oliver Mowat, Oswego, 260,397 feet lumber; steam barge Tecumseh and consorts, Port Colborne, light; schr. W.T. Greenwood, Toronto, light.

Complaints Bear Fruit.

The Management of the Richelieu Company Reorganize Its System.

The management of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company has arranged a system to prevent over-crowding and other inconvenience on their steamers. Regulations have been prepared for a complete reorganization of the passenger service. These arrangements ensure passengers against disappointment with regard to securing berths. Plans of the steamers will be deposited with the Toronto agent, and the berths will be purchasable ahead as upon Pullman cars and ocean steamships. In this way passengers will know exactly what berths they are to occupy before they go on board the steamers, and they will have the checks in their pockets. If no stateroom accommodation is left passengers will be informed of the fact when they purchase their tickets. Outside agents must communicate with Toronto to secure berths. It has also been decided to establish light lunch counters on the steamers so that passengers will be able to appease their appetites sufficiently to abide their turn for the dining room.

A Trip Down The River - another popular Saturday afternoon excursion on str. Hero; Capt. Nicholson in a brilliant coat and hat of white and gold; Steward Cox.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1886