The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1877

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p.2 Cheap Excursion - To Alexandria Bay and 1,000 Islands - on str. Oswego Belle, from Swift's wharf, fare 50 cents.

p.3 Drowned - We learn that a man named Bulger was drowned off the steam barge Lily at No. 1 Lock, Kingston Mills. He belongs to Newboro. We have not heard particulars of the drowning, but it seems to have been accidental.

Alleged Robbery On A Mail Steamer - About a week ago an American lady travelled down the river on the steamer Spartan, leaving the boat at Montreal. On arriving at Plattsburg N.Y. she discovered that she had left an envelope with some $260 on board the boat, and wrote to that effect to the head office in Montreal. A telegram was sent to Toronto to make a search for the money on the Spartan. This was done, without effect. The Captain of the Spartan took legal advice on the subject, and the result was that a detective was placed on board the boat. The result of this move was the subsequent arrest of William Bell, head waiter on the Spartan, on a charge of robbery. Bell was up before the Police Court in Toronto the other day and was remanded until today. We understand he denies that he knows anything about the money, and there certainly does not seem much evidence to convict him.

The Magnet is now on the regular route between Oswego, Charlotte, Clayton, Alexandria Bay and Kingston, leaving this city on Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's. This is a very pleasant route for excursionists and fares are very low by this steamer. We understand that cheap excursion tickets will be issued once a week so that many parties may visit their friends on the other side at very little expense.

The Oswego Belle is announced to leave for Alexandria Bay tomorrow morning, returning in the evening. (See advertisement).

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1877