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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1874

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p.2 Launch - On Saturday afternoon a steamer was launched at the yard of Messrs. W.B. and S. Anglin. The following is her dimensions: length 106 feet; width, 23 feet; and 6 1/2 feet depth of hold. She is a neat vessel, and was christened by Miss L. Baker the City of Kingston. She will run between Ottawa and Kingston, and carry both passengers and freight. Mr. William Ainslie, of Kingston, is the builder, and Messrs. G.J. Tandy and Son fitted her machinery. She is owned by the Messrs. Anglin, and will be a great advantage for shippers and parties who may wish to go to Ottawa by the Rideau canal.

The steamer Alexandra will leave Kingston for Montreal tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.

The Maud - This popular steamer will shortly resume her place on the Kingston and Cape Vincent route. She has been painted from stem to stern, and we have no hesitation in saying that it would be difficult to find a more handsome ferry steamer on this side of the Atlantic. Her popular owners have spared no expense in fitting her up in the very best style. Everything that could be desired for the comfort of passengers has been procured. We understand that the owners of the Maud intend to issue Season tickets for both the Cape Vincent and Island routes extending from the first of May to the first of November. The announcement will, we think, be received with pleasure by those who desire to secure for themselves and their families a cheap means of healthful recreation. The Maud we understand will be in charge of the same officers who were so popular with the excursionists and passengers last season. Mr. John Elliot will again resume the duties of steward. Under Mr. Elliot's management last year "the table" of the Maud was exceedingly popular and from past experience we are satisfied that Mr. Elliot will spare no pains to satisfy all those during the present season desiring a good meal served in first class style. We hope the proprietors of the Maud will at an early day see the way clear to inaugurating the cheap weekly excursions to the Cape which were so popular with our citizens last year.

Cape Vincent, Gananoque, Garden and Wolfe Island

Steamboat Route


Maud, Pierrepont, & Watertown

One of the above steamers will leave for Cape Vincent at 6:30 a.m., and at 2:30 p.m., connecting with Rome and Watertown, New York Central, Northern Syracuse and Oswego Railroad. Pullman cars from Cape Vincent for East and West.

Returning: - Will leave Cape Vincent on arrival of trains at 10 a.m. and 6:40 p.m., connecting with cars and steamers going East and West; also with Bay of Quinte and Rideau Canal steamers.

For Gananoque

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and Fridays at 5 p.m.

Returning: - On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 6 a.m., calling at Howe Island both ways.

For Garden and Wolfe Island

On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Returning: - 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Returning: - 9:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

On Sundays at 9 a.m.,11:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m.; returning 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Cape Vincent steamer will call daily at the Islands on her return from Cape Vincent.

with schedule.


Royal Mail Through Line

Commencement of the Passenger Business

The steamers Spartan and Magnet will leave Kingston for Prescott, calling at intermediate ports, on Thursday morning, the 30th April, at 7 o'clock.

On Friday afternoon the Spartan for Toronto and Hamilton.

On Saturday the Magnet for Toronto and Hamilton.

On Sunday the Corsican for Toronto and Hamilton.

For passenger tickets and other information, apply at the Lake and River Steamboat Office, St. Lawrence Wharf, foot of Johnson Street.

April 27th C.H. Hatch, Passenger Agent

p.3 Lost - The barque St. Lawrence, Thomas O'Donnell master, arrived on Friday evening at Garden Island from Toledo with a cargo of timber for Garden Island. The Captain reports that on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, after coming through the Welland Canal, and while off Niagara, one of his hands fell overboard and was lost, he was missed shortly afterwards, but nothing could be done for his recovery. The Captain does not know his name, as he had only shipped him in the Canal, but from a memorandum book found in his clothes thinks it was "Jacob Rice", that name being marked in pencil in the book with the addition "Hooghton Centre Ont.," with the book was an ambrotype of deceased sitting and a young woman standing by his side. In the memorandum book is an entry "July 30, 1873, commenced work for John Ballah." A business card of McCall Brother, of London, Ont., was also in the book.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1874