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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1876

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Commencement of the Passenger Business

The steamer Algerian will leave for Prescott on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, returning here on Wednesday, leaving here at 5:30 p.m. for Toronto and Hamilton.

The Spartan will leave for Toronto and Hamilton on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

For Montreal and intermediate ports at 5:30 a.m., the Corsican on Thursday the 4th; the Algerian on Saturday the 6th; the Spartan on Tuesday the 9th.

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

May 1st C.H. Hatch, Passenger Agent.

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

The Steamers


Fare to Oswego - Only Two Dollars and a Half American Currency

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. Pullman cars East and West.

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 for Wolfe and Garden Islands on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.

Returning - will leave Wolfe Island at 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., (excepting 7:30 o'clock trip on Monday).

On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will leave Kingston at 6 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.

Returning - will leave the Island at 9:15 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Sundays - 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m.

Returning at 10 a.m., 12:30 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Will leave Kingston for Gananoque, calling at Howe Island, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 3:45 p.m.

Returning - will leave Gananoque on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 a.m.

Steamers from the Cape will call at Wolfe and Garden Islands about 6:30 p.m.

May 1st

p.3 Marine Notes

The water was let into the Lachine Canal on Saturday evening, and it is expected that passage can be had today. We are informed that the ice is pretty thick still at Valleyfield, but the prop. California, which passed down on Saturday night, will probably get through it.

The steamer Corsican started at 1 o'clock this morning for Prescott, and will return this afternoon, proceeding up to Hamilton. The Algerian will start tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, for Prescott.

The schooner S. & J. Collier, from Toronto, arrived at the Montreal Transportation Company's dock this morning with 10,500 bush. wheat.

St. Lawrence and Chicago Forwarding Co. - The prop. California lightened 4,352 bush. wheat from Toronto, and passed down the river. The tug Frank Perew will leave today with barges Albert, 12,041 bush. wheat; Winona, 15,545 bush. wheat; Oneida, 18,300 bush. wheat; Alfred, 11,464 bush. wheat; Seneca, 17,365 bush. wheat; Iowa, 20,667 bush. wheat; Mohawk, 20,470 bush. wheat.

G.M. Millar & Co. - The schr. Seabird arrived from Consecon with 6,400 bush. peas.

The Montreal Transportation Company have received advices of fifteen vessels, which have left Chicago consigned to them, and which may be expected here in a few days.

The Rideau Canal is reported open for the season.

A telegram has been received stating that the Straits are open, and free passage may now be had from Chicago to Kingston.

Several charters have been made from Milwaukee to Kingston at from seven to eight cents per bushel for wheat.

Wages - Seamen's wages all along the lake seem to have settled down to $1.25 per day. [Oswego Times]

First Arrival From Lake Ontario - The propeller Nashua, of the Northern Transit Company, arrived here on Wednesday morning early, being the first vessel from Lake Ontario this season. She brought up a good load of freight. There were others of the line expected last night. [Cleveland Herald]

Enlarged and Elaborated - In the coming list of vessels that carry female cooks we find that it will be necessary to incorporate a few items from the divorce courts, not only here but in Milwaukee, Racine, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo and Oswego, especially Oswego. It will not be a "rich thing," as some of the piratical papers would call it; the list will be an appalling one to all right thinking, straight going people. [Chicago Inter-Ocean]

Port Colborne, April 29th, 7 p.m. - Up - schr. G.C. Finney, Oswego, Chicago; Mary Jane, Hamilton, Bay City, light; C.C. Mixer, Ogdensburg, Cleveland; A.J. Dewer, Sackett's Harbour, Cleveland; Mary Lydon, Port Hope, Bay City, light; New Dominion of Picton, Kingston, Toledo, ice; Jennie Matthews, Oakville, Alpena, ice; L. Ellsworth, Cape Vincent, Cleveland, ice; Southwest, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, ice; D. Lyons, Oswego, Chicago, salt; John Schuette, Oswego, Green Bay, salt; barque Emerald, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, light.

Down - schr. Smith & Post, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Blazing Star, Detroit, Oswego, wheat.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1876