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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1877

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p.2 Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Gananoque Steamboat Route

Str. Maud, Pierrepont, and Geneva

One of the above steamers will leave Kingston for Cape Vincent daily (Sundays excepted) at 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., making close connections with the R.W. & O. Railway, Northern Syracuse Railroad and N.Y.C. Railroad, Pullman Cars East and West.

Returning - will leave Cape Vincent on arrival of trains at 10 a.m. and 5 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 6:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3:45 p.m.

Returning - will leave Wolfe Island at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., excepting 8 o'clock trip on Mondays.

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

Returning - will leave the Island at 9:15 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

Sundays - 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. Returning at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3 p.m.

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

Returning - will leave Gananoque on Tuesdays at 5:30 a.m., and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 a.m.

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

May 1st, 1877

p.3 Marine Notes

The business at the harbour continues pretty lively, and the Canal report shows no fewer than eight vessels for Kingston, four of them being grain laden.

Holcomb & Stewart - The schooner G.M. Case arrived from Toledo with 24,000 bushels corn.

James Swift - The propeller Nashua called from Ogdensburg, and the steamer Flora Louise arrived from Gananoque with a general cargo.

Montreal Transportation Co. - The schr. Niagara was being unloaded this morning, having arrived from Toledo with 16,000 bush. corn.

The schr. B.W. Folger has arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal for the Gas Works.

We hear that Mr. I.H. Radford has purchased the schooner Sweet Home from Capt. Taylor, and that he is about to sell the Mary Ann.

The Royal Mail Line of steamers commence running tomorrow, the first boat leaving for Toronto in the afternoon.

The Ferry - In another column will be found the advertisement of the time of sailing of the ferry steamers. Parties interested had better note the arrangements for the ensuing season.

A Chicago despatch says: The receipts of grain showed an increase, except in wheat, but the weather is bad and expected to cause a material falling off in corn and some in oats.

The shipping movement is quiet. Large shipments are reported, being chiefly of vessels which had been loaded some time before the opening of navigation.

Whilst the tug Hiram Calvin was towing a small raft of square timber out of the harbor yesterday, the wind being very strong from the southwest, the raft was drifted down upon the Grand Junction wharf at its southern end. The tug succeeded in towing the raft clear, though not until after some damage had been done to both wharf and raft. The steamer came to in the channel until her tow repaired damages. [Intelligencer]

The schooner Light Guard was sold to the United States Marshall at Detroit on Monday for $600.

The Chicago harbour-master has served notice on the masters of vessels that they must not hoist their yawls when towing out until Rush street bridge is passed.

The schooners E.J. McVea and Typo cleared from Milwaukee on the 25th for wheat for Oswego. The schooner G.G. Houghton cleared for Kingston with wheat.

The Express says the schooner S.V.R. Watson was the first vessel out of Buffalo, first to get ashore, first arrival at Toledo, and almost the first arrival in Buffalo with grain this season.

Notwithstanding Oswego, Charlotte, Big Sodus and Fairhaven are coal shipping ports, cargoes for Chicago cannot be obtained at either of them. Several of the fleet in the harbour are ready to sail, but they cannot get loads. [Oswego Times]

The Detroit Post says the proposition to hold a vessel owners' meeting "to consider the feasibility of adopting some plan of relief from the disastrous warfare of ruinous rates and bad management," with representatives from all the lakes, is well received at every place interested. Chicago, Milwaukee, Racine, Marquette, Bay City, Cleveland, Buffalo and Oswego, have already thrown up their hats in favour of the meeting. It should be a most enthusiastic one, in proportion with the stakes at issue, which are neither more or less than the existence or decline of the lake marine. Men of force and influence can well afford to attend; they cannot well afford to be absent.

Port Colborne, April 30th - Up - schooners Arabia, Kingston, Chicago, light; L.S. Hammond, Cape Vincent, Toledo, coal; Falmouth, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Twilight, Prescott, Chatham, light; Thos. Parsons, Oswego, Toledo, light; Grace Whitney, Ogdensburg, Chicago, light; J. Ralston, Clayton, Chicago, light; Guiding Star, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Itasca, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Nellie Wilder, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Blazing Star, Oswego, Detroit, coal; H.P. Murray, Port Dalhousie, Point Pelee, light; Garibaldi, Port Hope, Chatham, light; Canadian, Toronto, Cleveland, light; prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Toledo, general cargo.

Down - schr. Ella Murton, Black River, Hamilton, coal; Atmosphere, Toledo, Oswego, corn; W. Shape, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; Pandora, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Lillie Parsons, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; Prince Alfred, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Nellie Hunter, Cleveland, Cobourg, coal; Montgomery, Toledo, Clayton, timber; Telegraph, Cleveland, Port Robinson, coal; Starling, Black River, Toronto, coal; Wayne, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; F. Campbell, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; J. Drummond, Courtright, Clayton, staves; E.H. Rutherford, Port Huron, Kingston, blank; Huron, Point au Pelee, Thorold, stone; Flora Carveth, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; Florida of Quebec, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal and brick; Anglo-Saxon, Toledo, Kingston, timber; St. Lawrence, Toledo, Kingston, timber; prop. California, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Cuba, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Zealand, Toledo, Kingston, corn; barge Fortune, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

In Harbour - schr. Garibaldi, Nellie Wilder, H.P. Murray, Itasca, Grace Whitney, Blazing Star, Guiding Star, J. Ralston, Canadian.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1877