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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1877

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The Northern Transit Comp'ys Steamers

Consisting of

Sixteen Staunch First-Class Upper Cabin Steamers

Will Form a


Between Kingston, Oswego, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, Port Huron, Milwaukee,

Chicago, and all Points West, Northwest and Southwest.

One of these steamers will leave Kingston Every Evening at Nine O'clock.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

For Oswego, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

For Oswego, Cleveland, and Toledo.

All first class tickets include meals and state-rooms.

No change of boats between Kingston and Chicago.

While the steamers are passing through the Welland Canal passengers can be conveyed in Hacks from St. Catharines to Niagara Falls, seven miles, remain four hours, returning through the famous battle field of Lundy's Lane to same boat all for $1.50, when in parties of four or more.

The Detroit River, Straits of Mackinac are all passed by daylight.

Round trip and excursion tickets at all times at greatly reduced rates to Milwaukee, Chicago and Lake Ports, until November 1st of this year.

It will be for the interest of passengers and families going west to consult the Agent of this line before purchasing tickets elsewhere.

Any information desired will be cheerfully furnished on application to

James Swift, Agent, St. Lawrence Wharf. Kingston, May 10th, 1877.

p.3 The Northern Transportation Company's Steamers - We desire to call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of the sailings of the fine steamers of this line, which, for the first time in several years, have this season touched at Kingston. There are sixteen steamers in connection with the line, and these form a daily line of steamers from Ogdensburg to all points west, including Kingston, Oswego, Cleveland, Detroit, etc. One of the steamers leave Kingston every night at nine o'clock. The route is a splendid one, and special facilities are given to passengers by it. For particulars we refer our readers to the advertisement or to Mr. Swift, the agent, at St. Lawrence wharf.

Presentation - An interesting affair took place last night at Portsmouth, when Mr. W.B. Chaffey was presented by the employees of the shipyard with a silver-plated teaset and an address, previous to his leaving the place for Southern California. After a few remarks by Mr. R. Dodds, Mr. F. Smith read the address, which expressed regret at Mr. Chaffey's departure, and made the presentation. Mr. Chaffey responded in appropriate terms. The address is signed on behalf of the employees by Mr. R. Dodds, F. Smith, G. Simmons, J. Hipson and I. Jamieson. The tea-set is an elegant one.

Marine Notes

The harbour today was quite dull, there being very little doing.

The steamer Oswego Belle arrived at Swift's wharf today for the first time this season. She had her flags flying, and has been renovated during the winter. Captain Reid commands her. She had been over at Rochester with Mr. Corby's load of cattle.

The Hastings was towed up to Davidson, Doran & Co.'s wharf this afternoon to get her shaft fixed.

The City of Kingston is on the ways at Portsmouth.

The cost of the Garden Island is calculated to be between seventy-five and ninety thousand dollars.

Sailors are willingly accepting $1.50 per day at Milwaukee now.

Night Tug - Commodore Crimmins, of the tug fleet, informs us that the tug C.P. Morey, Capt. Pappa, has been assigned to do night service in the harbour. She will be put on at 6 p.m., and remain till relieved by the tugs in the morning. [Oswego Times]

The Chicago Times says the schooner Flying Cloud, after receiving a full cargo of grain for the lower lakes, and being towed to the dock opposite the lumber market, was found to be leaking badly. The pumps were kept in constant motion the owners hoping the leak would choke up. But it did not, and the schooner was placed in dry-dock for repairs. This is the third vessel that has sprung a leak here the present season, after taking on a cargo of grain.

The Times says the marine insurance agents of Chicago held another meeting on Friday afternoon, to talk over the recent arrangement of rates, which, it appears, was not fully understood by some of the agents. After explanations of an satisfactory nature, the meeting entered into a further agreement, that no season contracts are to be made except on the basis of the tariff rates that may be agreed upon by the association from time to time. These rates are to be net, invariably, which is such a striking departure from a long existing practice of deducting 10 per cent, that agents are apt to make the mistake from force of habit. The rates now in force are: To Sarnia, 30; to Buffalo, 40; Oswego, 50; Ogdensburg, 55; Montreal, 80.

Port Colborne, May 9th - Up - schrs. Sam Cook, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Albacore, Kingston, Toledo, light; Amaranth, Oswego, Detroit, water-lime; Wm. Shape, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Tom Simons, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Maize, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light; G.M. Case, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; D.A. Wells, Port Colborne, Buffalo, barrels; F. Campbell, Kingston, Toledo, light; Montgomery, Clayton, Toledo, light; J. White, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Mayne (sic), Oswego, Chicago, coal; Smith & Post, Oswego, Detroit, coal; E.H. Rutherford, Kingston, Port Colborne, light; Rising Star, Ogdensburg, Ashtabula, iron ore; Pandora, Hamilton, Port Colborne, light; British Lion, Kingston, Toledo, light; London, Kingston, Bay City, light; Arielac (sic), Port Dalhousie, Bay City, light; J.N. Carter, Picton, Cleveland, light.

Down - schrs. E.J. McVea, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Westside, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Cortez, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Montana, Toledo, Clayton, timber; J.R. Benson, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Ayr, Kingsville, Kingston, timber; J.R. Merritt, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Canadian, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; props. Celtic, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Cuba, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Columbia, Toledo, Montreal, corn.

In harbour - schrs. J.N. Carter, B. Lyon, London, Rising Star, Peshtigo.

At elevator - schr. Peshtigo, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1877