The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1878

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p.3 A New Steamer - The Cape Vincent Eagle says: "Mr. Chaffey, of Kingston, was in town yesterday (Thursday) for the purpose of making arrangements for building a steamer here for some parties in Ohio. The vessel will be about the size and style of the Geneva."

Recovering - Mr. Robertson, the engineer of the steamer Armenia, who was scalded recently, was removed from the hospital today. He is recovering.

Marine Notes

The Port Hope Times learns that the propellor City of Montreal will run on the route this summer between Toronto, Oshawa, Bowmanville and Charlotte.

The steamer Alexandra will leave port on Saturday for Belleville and Trenton, and will commence her regular weekly trips to Montreal on Monday next.

The steamer Picton will leave port on Saturday, for Toronto, to resume her route between Toronto and Port Dalhousie. The Empress of India will not leave until about the middle of the month.

The schr. B.W. Folger, loaded with iron ore from Kingston, on being towed to the D.L. & W. dock this morning by the tug Morey, ran into the bridge, which broke her jibboom. [Oswego Times]

The wrecking tug Leviathan, which met with disaster on Gull Island Reef, arrived at Manitouwac on Monday morning from Beaver Harbour without assistance, and went into dry dock there for examination and repairs.

Owing to the fact that locking through the canals will not begin before Monday, there is just now a halt called in the transportation of grain. The prospects for the coming season are fair, but of course it is impossible to tell what may be done.

Capt. Keith informs the Bay City Tribune that the Michigan salt association has already prepared to ship at least 200,000 barrels of salt to the Chicago and Milwaukee markets during the month of May, or as soon as they can be transferred. For this purpose the Commercial line of steamers, with the Pridgeon and Montgomery, nine in all, of the largest carrying vessels on the lakes will be used.

Montreal Transportation Co. - The following arrivals are reported: schr. Victor, Port Dalhousie, 18,500 bush. corn; barge Montreal, 19,235 bush. peas; barge Colborne, Belleville, 21,000 bush. peas; schrs. Vienna, Toronto, 10,000 bush. wheat; T.C. Street, Toronto, 20,995 bush. corn; Goldhunter, 13,033 bush. wheat; prop. Armenia, Toronto, 16,675 bush. corn. Left today in tow of the tug Bronson for Montreal: barges Colborne, 21,000 peas; Glengarry, 9,027 bush. wheat and 5,100 bush. corn; Harvest, 15,875 bush. corn; Dalhousie, 14,651 bush. corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1878