RICHELIEU & ONTARIO NAVIGATION Co.
ROYAL MAIL THROUGH LINE
Commencement of the Passenger Business.
The Steamers of this Line will leave Kingston as follows:
At 5:30 p.m. for Toronto and Hamilton, calling at intermediate ports (weather permitting).
Algerian, Thursday, 1st May.
Spartan, Saturday, 3rd May.
Corsican, Monday, 5th May.
For Montreal and Quebec at 5:30 a.m.
Algerian, Sunday, 4th May.
Spartan, Tuesday, 6th May.
Corsican, Thursday, 8th May.
For Passage Tickets and any information apply at the Lake and River Steamboat Office, St. Lawrence Wharf, foot of Johnson Street.
C.H. Hatch, Passenger Agent.
Kingston, May 28th, 1879.
p.3 First Mailboat Out - The Algerian leaves on her first trip on Thursday next. The mail boats have all been fitted up comfortably, thorougly cleaned, repainted, etc., and it is expected that they will do a big business this season.
A Garden Island Boy - Capt. Tom Donnelly, of the Prussia, son of Capt. John Donnelly, of Garden Island, recently obtained a certificate of seamanship from the school of navigation at Tamworth, England. This examination is very difficult, and is usually attempted by none but those who have had a good ocean experience. In the present case there were eight candidates, but only three passed, among them our Garden Island boy. Hooray for the little island.
The Maud was out today and flew all her bunting.
The Fannie Campbell is loading with oil for Montreal.
Sault Ste. Marie is full of ice, but there is none in Lake Huron.
The B.W. Folger has arrived from Oswego wth a cargo of coal.
The Herbert Dudley, of Toronto, is to receive $2,050 for a trip to Halifiax with flour.
It is said that a daily line of steamers will be established shortly between Toronto and Oswego.
The St. Lawrence & Chicago Co. have received 14,000 bush. wheat from Port Hope by the Caroline Marsh.
Detroit tugs are in demand in Chicago to tow schooners which are running without crews. Couldn't Kingston tugs take a hand?
The Toronto vesselmen will not form an Association. They have a large quantity of grain in store, and the rate to Kingston is 1 1/2 cents per bushel.
Captain Taylor, of Kingston, has sold the Dundee to Captain Kelly, of Toronto, for $5,000. The Annie Mulvey, of Rathbun & Son, has been sold to Captain Peace, of Hamilton, for $5,500.
The Chicago Vessel Owners' Association has established the rates for corn and wheat to Buffalo at 5 and 5 1/2 cents, and on wheat to Kingston at 8 to 10 cents. This is the result of some owners cutting rates.
The M.T. Co. have three arrivals, the schrs. Bently, from Toronto, 30,136 bushels wheat; the Prussia from Toronto with 10,000 bushels of wheat, and the Caledonia from Cobourg 7,050 bushels of spring wheat.
The steamer Shannon arrived at Napanee today from Picton, the steamer Flight left Napanee this morning for Belleville, they report the river and bay clear of ice and will continue their regular trips between Napanee, Belleville and Picton.
The low rates and wages this year are owing to the New York Central which is carrying wheat from Chicago to New York for 9 cents. Of course this is ruinous and Vanderbilt will have to succumb, but meantime it is hard on vessels.
The inhabitants of Garden Island were highly amused yesterday by seeing the Jessie Breck with her ensign floating at the fore, and her jack at the mizzen. They want the officer who is responsible to establish a nautical school for teaching the new system.