The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1889

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The prop. Acacia arrived from Montreal this morning on her way to Chicago.

Travelling on the boats this season has not been so brisk as it was this time last year.

The tug David G. Thompson arrived last evening with three light barges from Montreal. She left immediately with four barges for Oswego to load coal.

The steamer Anglin and consort are at the Kingston forwarding company's wharf with ties from Ottawa. The ties will be loaded on the schr. Singapore for Oswego.

The steamer Corsican arrived last evening from Montreal. She had been laid up for over a year, during which time she has been completely rebuilt. Her cabin and staterooms are the finest of any boat running between Toronto and Montreal. Her dining room is also at the head of the list. Yesterday was her first trip. She made slow time. The captain thinks she will never be as fast as the Corinthian, the spare boat. The crew of the Corinthian, except the engineers, was transferrred to the Corsican.

The Law To Be Inforced - The steamboat requirements on the St. Lawrence are to be enforced to the letter this season. No more passengers will be permitted to be carried than the license allows, and there must be life buoys and floats to equal the passengers carried. Boats that passed inspection last season have been compelled to purchase new requirements, so strict are the inspectors. No matter how the steam is generated, a government license is required on waters under the control of the supervising inspector-general.

Its Capacity Taxed - Last evening the moonlight excursion was largely attended. The Maud is allowed to carry 385 passengers and last night the dock officer counted the passengers as they went on board. When the number reached 385 he ordered the boat to leave. In the meantime a number of young men were so eager to go that they jumped on board through the windows. The officer seeing this made the boat come back and some were taken off. Some of those who did not get on the boat thought the officer was exceeding his duty. On the contrary he was looking after the interests of the public. When the matter was explained to those left they were satisfied.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1889