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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1878

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Royal Mail and Express Line of Steamers

This Line is Composed of the Following First Class Side Wheel Steamers:

Corsican, Composite Capt. Sinclair

Spartan, do. Capt. Bailey

Corinthian, do. Capt. Farrell

Passport, do. Capt. Farrell

Algerian, do. Capt. Trowell

Magnet, do. Capt. Cameron

Time of Departure from Kingston

Commencing on Tuesday, 11th June:

At 5:30 P.M. for Toronto and Hamilton, calling at Cobourg, Port Hope and Bowmanville, Daily, Mondays excepted (weather permitting).

At 5:00 A.M. for Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott, Cornwall and Montreal Daily (Mondays excepted), passing through the delightful scenery of the Thousand Islands and all the Rapids of the St. Lawrence by daylight, connecting at Montreal with the steamers for Quebec, Murray Bay, Riviere du Loup, Cacouna, Tadoussac and the far-famed River Saguenay, also with the Gulf Ports Steamship Company for all ports in the Maritime Provinces.

The Steamer Magnet will commence her regular trips to Oswego and Charlotte on July 1st.

For Passage Tickets and any information apply at the Lake and River Steamboat Office, St. Lawrence Wharf, foot of Johnson Street.

June 10th C.H. Hatch, Passenger Agent.

p.3 The Mail Line - By the advertisement in another column it will be seen that the daily boat service begins tomorrow from this port, but on Thursday, this week, there will be a blank, no boats leaving on that day. On the 1st of July the Magnet will commence her trips. We are glad to learn that so far this season the Mail Line has been well patronized.

Northern Transit Boats - We call attention to the advertisement of this splendid line of boats which appears in another column. It is a well known and reliable line, running between Kingston and Chicago, calling at Oswego, Cleveland, Toledo, etc. There are fourteen first class boats, one of which leaves Swift's dock every evening at 10 o'clock for the different points. The route is a thorough one, with no changes, and offers to business men, pleasure seekers, and families comforts and conveniences equalled by no other route, and it is claimed that the trip can be made for less money than by any other. Mr. James Swift is the agent here.

Yachting - A meeting of yachtsmen and others will be held at the Council Chamber tomorrow evening, to take steps to form a Yacht club for Kingston.

Sad Case of Drowning - A sad case of drowning occurred this morning from off the schooner Ada Medora, Captain D. Begg, on this side of Snake Island. The schooner was coming down to Kingston and a sailor named Robert McClymont was up at the mainmast head, where he had furled the main gafftopsail and unbent the sheet. Coming down to make it fast to a halyard block on the gaff, McClymont fell from the crosstrees, and striking the gaff in his fall bounded overboard. Captain Begg, hearing the splash, ran and cut the boat falls, and got two men into the boat immediately, they being afloat within four minutes after the accident occurred. McClymont must have been killed instantly by striking the gaff, as he did not float more than a minute after reaching the water. The schooner was rounded to, but notwithstanding a search the body was not recovered. The drowned man was about 22 years old, a native of Ballyhalbert, County Down, Ireland, and shipped at Chicago for the voyage in which he lost his life.

Excursion Up The Bay of Quinte to Picton - in aid of the C.M. Church, Collinsby, on June 12th, on str. Armenia. - details. June 6th

Marine Notes

James Swift's - Called - strs. Nashua, from Detroit; City of New York, from Chicago; Spartan, Alma Munro, Lake Erie and Persia from Montreal; Lake Erie from Hamilton; Armenia from Toronto.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrivals - schrs. Monticello, from Chicago, 16,453 bush. wheat; Victor, from Toledo, 17,586 bush. corn; tug Bronson, with four barges, light. Departures - tug Bronson, with barges Milwaukee, 17,000 bush. wheat and 112 tons phosphate; Chicago, 20,500 bush. peas; Harvest, 15,500 bushels corn; Glengarry, 14,500 bush. wheat; Relief, 6,000 bush. wheat and corn.

Port Colborne, June 8th - Up - schooners 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; Acorn, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Bolivia, Oswego, Chicago, coal; prop. City of Toledo, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. Jas. Wade, Chicago, Kingston, corn; W.H. Rounds, Chicago, Thorold, wheat; prop. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schr. Huron.

Port Colborne, June 10th - Up - schr. Acorn, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Bolivia, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Mary, Kingston, Black River, light; Two Friends, Toronto, Port Burwell, light; Manzanilla, Toronto, Cleveland, light; G.M. Neelon, Kingston, Toledo, light; Riverside, Toronto, Buffalo, light; M.F. Merrick, Oswego, Chicago, light; Flora Carveth, Toronto, Black River, light; Queen of the Lakes, Toronto, Black River, light; Kate Kelley, Ogdensburg, Sandusky, iron ore; B. Eveleigh, Oswego, Toledo, light; Jenny White, Oswego, Toledo, coal; barge Lisgar, Kingston, Marquette, light; Gibraltar, Kingston, Marquette, light; steambarge Lincoln, Kingston, Marquette, light; Enterprise, Montreal, Waubashene, light.

Down - schrs. W.H. Rounds, Chicago, Thorold, wheat; A. Muir, Black River, Toronto, coal; H. Fitzhugh, Saginaw, Oswego, lumber; Lem Ellsworth, Chicago, Oswego, grain; Arabia, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Cecilia, Toledo, Port Metcalfe, timber; Sligo, Marquette, Port Metcalfe, timber; Dundee, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; E.P. Dorr, Cleveland, Port Colborne, coal; Hyderabad, Chicago, Kingston, corn; R. Morwood, Black River, Brockville, coal; prop. Asia, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; Shickluna, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Port Huron, Mich., June 10th - The prop. Montgomery was burned to the water's edge last night. The cargo consisted of corn, wheat, flour and merchandise.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1878