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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1878

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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 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 daily at 6:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3:45 p.m.

Returning - will leave Wolfe Island on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:15 a.m. and 1 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 daily, calling at Howe Island,at 3:45 p.m.

Returning - will leave Gananoque on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5:45 a.m., and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 a.m.

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

May 3rd, 1878

p.3 Marine Notes

Charters were made at Chicago on Monday at 3 1/2 cents on wheat and 3 cents on corn to Buffalo.

The schooners Charlotte Raab, Acorn and Mary McVea are chartered for deals from Muskegon to Kingston at $3.75 per M. feet.

The second raft of the season left Garden Island yesterday afternoon in tow of the Hiram A. Calvin. It consisted of 16 drams of timber.

At Milwaukee on Monday there was an active demand for grain vessels, but there were none there to charter. Rates were firm at 3 1/2 cents on wheat to Buffalo.

There was a heavy gale last night, the wind blowing down the lake with great fury for about an hour. We have not heard of any damage being done in the harbour, however, as everything was well secured.

We stated on Wednesday that Messrs. Calvin & Breck's ship Garden Island had made the passage from Norfolk, W. Va., to Belfast in 29 days. We were misinformed, as she had arrived two days earlier than the telegram indicated, which made the trip only 27 days. The passage was a quick one. The ship is answering all the expectations of the owners as to her sailing qualities.

The Detroit Post says the insurance agents are not yet satisfied to trust one another, and today it is reported another meeting will be held at Cleveland to take the oath anew and swear fealty to the loyal cause. Among other matters the meeting will consider hull and cargo insurance, and it is also surmised that some action will be taken that will prevent local agents from exercising so much power in future, and put an end to rate-cutting, so far as they are concerned.

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrivals - schrs. Ontario, Toronto, 135,000 (sic) bush. wheat; Twilight, Toronto, 14,000 bush. wheat; C. Gearing, Wellington, 6,000 bush. peas; Scow Ethel, Picton, 500 bush. peas. Left in tow of Traveller, barge Lark, 19,000 bush. wheat; Annie, 14,000 bush. wheat; Hawk, 12,500 bush. wheat.

Swift's Dock - The prop. St. Albans called last night on her way up the lake, and the D.C. West arrived today from the Canal.

St. Catharines, May 3rd - The water is being let into the Welland Canal today. It is expected to open for navigation on Monday next.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1878