The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1876

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p.2 Rideau Canal - Again we have a passenger boat on the Rideau. Much credit is due to Mr. Davis, of Battersea, for placing the steamer D.C. West on the Canal, and a better man could not be placed in charge of her than Capt. Wm. Fleming. She runs from Westport at 6 a.m. for Kingston on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and leaves the city at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The inhabitants along the canal are well pleased to have a steamer again running on time, and one such as the D.C. West, which has every convenience for passengers and is under such able management. A trip to Westport, Seeley's Bay or Newborough, passing through the various lakes en route and returning next day to the city, would in itself prove a source of amusement and recreation to many of our citizens. She touches at Kingston Mills, Lower and Upper Brewer's, Seeley's Bay, Morton Village, passing through Jones' Locks, and also Foster's and Simmon's Locks on the Opinicon, and the village of Newborough, for the conveyance of passengers and freight. It would satisfy many if Mr. Davis would publish in the Chronicle and News a list of the fares of passengers and rates of freight to and from the different places. It is to be hoped the D.C. West will be well patronized.

Marine Notes

M.T. Company - Arrived - the schr. Shandon, from Chicago, with 18,000 bush. wheat.

Jas. Swift - Called - strs. Magnet from Montreal; Canadian from Montreal; Rochester from Charlotte; Oswego Belle from Oswego; Spartan from Hamilton; prop. Celtic from Charlotte.

Collision - The steamer Geneva, while lying at her dock had a narrow escape from being sunk this afternoon by a collision. The schr. Flora Carveth while coming into Richardson's dock, by some means or other fouled her anchor and drifted over to the steamer, carrying away her boat, and otherwise injuring her to the extent of about $50. The Geneva had a narrow escape.

Port Colborne, Sept. 13th - Up - schrs. E. Murton, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Undine, do., do., do.; Emerald, Kingston, Port Colborne, do.; Norway, Kingston, Toledo, do.; props. Acadia, Montreal, Windsor, gen. cargo; Europe, Montreal, Fort William, railroad iron; Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Africa, Montreal, Toledo, light.

Down - schr. Jas. Norris, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; props. Armenia, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; M.R. Robertson, White Lake, Quebec, lumber; Lowell, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Dominion, Detroit, St. Catharines, wheat.

Collinsby, Sept. 13th - Arrived - schr. Henry Folger, from Bay City, staves.

p.3 Belleville, Sept. 14th - At a meeting of the yachtsmen held last night, a yacht club was formed, to be known as the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club. Eleven yachts joined.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1876