The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1870

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p.2 Montreal, Oct. 27th - The new composite steamer Corsican, of the Canadian Navigation Co., made her trial trip down the river yesterday, and gave satisfaction.

Police Court - a married hand on steamboat married a young female cook from same steamboat; first wife is charged with threatening life of second wife; "...The defendant set forth the wrongs in glowing colours, and concluded by saying: "Not that I would have cared so much had the old man's daughter been better looking than myself, but she is not, being nothing but a dirty copper faced hussey that no one but a fool would take a fancy to." The case was dismissed upon the woman promising not to trouble the old man further. The Sergeant Major remarked at the conclusion that his experience went to show that cooks upon steamboats, and sailing vessels likewise, had much to answer for in so frequently alienating the affections of married men from their 'lawful wifes'."

Behind Time - Owing to the heavy sea and rough weather on the lake today, the str. Spartan, due downwards at 5:30, did not touch here until several hours behind the proper time. The steamers Pierrepont and Watertown also experienced rough weather in making their regular trips to Wolfe Island and Cape Vincent respectively, the gale blowing strong, directly south.

Cleared - The schooner Preble, with a cargo of grain, bound from the Bay of Quinte to Oswego, which was driven ashore at the Brothers last week, was got off this morning by the government steamer Wellington, and towed to Kingston for unloading and repair.

The Steamer Corsican - The new steamer Corsican, recently built at the shipyard, Montreal, for the Royal Mail Inland Navigation Company, to supply the place of the Grecian, wrecked in the Lachine Rapids in 1869, a full description of which has already appeared in the News, leaves Montreal this morning on a trip westward and is expected to touch at Kingston tomorow (Friday) afternoon.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1870