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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1873

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p.1 Marine News

The following vessels, many of them loaded since last fall, departed for various destinations yesterday and today: - brig Cohen, Jessie Scarth, Persia, J.G. McGrath, White Oak, Pride of America, J.D. Norris, Brooklyn, Wm. Home, R. Gaskin, Gibraltar, Centurian, Rooney, Albatross, Agnes Hope.

Some of the vessels were towed above the lighthouse, and others sailed out of port.

The schooners which left Garden Island on Sunday last have arrived safely at their destinations, at Port Colborne and Hamilton.

The greater portion of the fleet detained over winter will have left before evening.

The harbour was studded with sail today.

The steamer Maud tested her machinery yesterday afternoon. The trial gave the highest satisfaction.

The tug Ellen Jeffers is the only tow-boat on the Bay of Quinte at present. She is doing a large business.

Welland Canal - The water is so low in some parts of the Welland Canal that vessels cannot get through, and the mills are not running in consequence.

A telegram from Mill Point, 23rd of April, says: " The barge John Bentley, owned by Wm. Hall, of Toronto, built by William Jamieson, during the past winter, was successfuly launched today from the shipyard of Messrs. H.B. Rathbun & Son, at this place. She is the finest barge ever built on these waters. She is schooner-rigged, over six hundred tons burthen, and is going to trade between Toronto and Oswego. The launch was witnessed by a large concourge of people."

The St. Catharines News says: "On Wednesday there will be two launches at Andrews' ship yard in the village of Port Dalhousie. One is a fine propeller for the Elgin Transportation Company, and the other is a sailing vessel built for Capt. S. Neelon, and sold by him to Breck & Booth, of Kingston."

Port Colborne, 23rd - Went out: schrs. West Side, Maggie McCrea, Jack Bently, Montecello, White Cloud, F.J. King, St. Andrews, T. Simmins, T. Cossack, Amoskeag, New Dominion of Port Rowan, Melrose, Argo, Arabia, Jane Ralston, John Wesley, G.D. Morris, Mary, John Brodin, J.E. Gilmore, A. Masher, Russian, St. Lawrence, Jane C. Woodruff, Annie Mulacy (sic), Hungerford, Queen of the Lakes, Jane McLeod, Fanny Campbell, Trenton, Thomas Parsons, Nevada, Southampton, Telegraph, Geo. C. Finney, Libbie Nan, Union Jack, Sohn (sic - John ?)Weber, C.G. Mixer, N. Collins. Went down, none.


Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Gananoque Steamboat Route

The Steamers Maud, Pierrepont, Watertown and Gazelle.

One of the above steamers will leave Kingston for Cape Vincent daily (Sundays excepted) at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., making close connections with the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad, Oswego Railroad, Northern Syracuse Railroad, and New York Central Railroad.

Returning - will leave Cape Vincent on arrival of trains at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., connecting with the Grand Trunk Railroad, Royal Mail Line, Bay of Quinte and Rideau Canal steamers at Kingston.

Will leave Kingston for Gananoque every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m.

Will leave Gananoque for Kingston every Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Will leave Kingston for Garden and Wolfe Islands every day at 8:30, 11:30 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Returning - will leave Wolfe Island at 9:15 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Sunday Trips - Will leave Kingston for Garden and Wolfe Islands at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. Returning - will leave Wolfe Island at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.

For freight, passage, or any other information, apply to the Captain on board, or to Folger & Hanley, foot of Brock Street.

Kingston, 24th April, 1873

Canadian Navigation Company

Royal Mail Through Line

For Toronto and Hamilton

The Steamer Corsican

Capt. D. Sinclair

Will leave the St. Lawrence Wharf foot of Johnson Street, for Toronto & Hamilton, calling at intermediate ports (weather permitting) on Wednesday afternoon the 30th April, at 5:30 o'clock.

For passage tickets and other information, apply at the Lake and River Steamboat Office, St. Lawrence wharf, foot of Johnson street.

Kingston, 24th April, 1873 C.H. Hatch, Agent

p.3 Canadian Navigation Company - Royal Mail Line - The steamers belonging to this company will commence their regular daily trips on the 1st May, providing that the St. Lawrence Canals are ready and opened for business. The Corsican will proceed to Prescott on Tuesday morning, the 29th, leaving there on Wednesday on arrival of the morning train from Ottawa, leaving here at 5:30 p.m. for Toronto and Hamilton. The Spartan will follow on Thursday for the head of the lake. The Corsican will return on Saturday morning, and the Spartan on Sunday en route for Montreal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1873