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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1878

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This well known and popular line will run this season on the People's Favourite Route between


Calling at

Oswego, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit,

Port Huron, Cheboygan, Milwaukee and Intermediate Ports.

This Line is a company composed of the following First-class Upper-Cabin Steamers, and commanded by the following experienced officers:

City of New York, Captain W.H. Willliams.

City of Concord, H. Brown.

Champlain, D.H. Davis.

Oswegatchie, W.S. Shay.

Nashua, J. Duddbson.

Maine, Ira Bishop.

Granite State, P.W. Conlan.

City of Toledo, A.W. Chapman.

Lowell, J.H. Berow.

Lawrence, A.W. Spraque.

Milwaukee, L.W. Bailey.

St. Albans, J.J. Knapp.

Garden City, Alvah Shaver.

Cleveland, Chas. Edy.

One of the above steamers will leave Kingston Every Evening for Oswego, Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit at 10 o'clock, and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 10 o'clock for Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit.

Through Route and No Changes

Offering to the Pleasure Seekers, Business Men and Families comforts and conveniences equalled by no other route for less money than any other line on the Continent.

Round Trip and Excursion Tickets

At all times at greatly reduced rates to Milwaukee, Chicago and Lake Erie ports good until November 1st of this year.

All first class tickets include meals and berths.

Through tickets to all important points in the West, Northwest or Southwest can be procured on application to

James Swift, Agent, St. Lawrence Wharf

Kingston, Ont., June 8th

Customs' Imports - Schr. Gipsey, Oswego, A. Gunn & Co., 100 sacks; R. Carson, 200 sacks, 5 tons meal.

p.3 Yacht Club - A meeting will be held at the Council Chamber on Tuesday evening next, to take steps to form a Yacht Club for the city. There are enough enthusiastic boating men in Kingston to make such a club successful, and we hope the meeting on Tuesday evening will be numerously attended. It has long been a reproach to the city that, notwithstanding its magnificent harbour, there should have been no organization for boating purposes. We hope this reproach will be removed.

The steamer City of Winnipeg, in dry dock at Owen Sound, is having a new wheel put in. The wheel has arrived from Philadelphia. (Why could it not have been got at Brokenshire's ?) She will sail on her regular time.

Marine Notes

James Swift's - Called - The strs. Armenia, from Picton; Cuba, from Toronto; D.C. West, from Westport; Africa and Corsican from Montreal; Lawrence from Ogdensburg; California from Chicago.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrived - barge Chicago with 20,660 bush. peas; tug Bronson with three barges light.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived from Oswego on Thursday night with coal for the Gas Works, and today loaded iron ore for the same port.

Owing to the bad times, the charge for elevating at Buffalo at present is only one eight of a cent, while here it is one quarter. Shippers are asking why the price should not be reduced here as well as at Buffalo.

A statement appears in a Buffalo paper to the effect that the quantity of wheat and corn which has been shipped to that port for the present season up to the 1st of June was 17,000,000 bushels. This is about ten millions more than was shipped to the same date in 1876 and 1877.

Port Colborne, June 7th - Evening - Up - schrs. Starling, Toronto, Black River, light; Huron, Toronto, Ashtabula, light; Northman, Toronto, Bay City, light. Props. Lowell, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Dromedary, Montreal, Toledo, light.

Down - schrs. Bermuda, Port Burwell, Oshawa, blank; J. Benson, Sault Ste. Marie, Kingston, timber. Prop. City of New York, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

Port Colborne, June 8th - 1 p.m. - Up - schrs. Northman, Toronto, Bay City, light; Lewis Ross, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Nett Woodward, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Bavaria, Kingston, Toledo, light; Hercules, Kingston, Port Burwell, light; Denmark, Kingston, Toledo, light; Augusta, Kingston, Toledo, light.

Down - schrs. Bermuda, Port Burwell, Oshawa, blank; J. Benson, Sault Ste. Marie, Kingston, timber; J. Wade, Chicago, Kingston, timber. Prop. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1878