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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1879

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Cape Vincent, Gananoque, Garden Island and Wolfe Island Steamboat Route


One of the above steamers will leave Kingston for Cape Vincent daily (Sundays excepted) at 2 p.m., making close connections with R.W. & O. Railway, Northern Syracuse Railroad, and New York Central Railroad. Pullman cars east and west.

Returning, will leave Cape Vincent on arrival of train at 10:40 a.m., connecting with the Grand Trunk Railway, Royal Mail Line, Bay of Quinte and Rideau Canal steamers at Kingston.

Will leave for Wolfe and Garden Islands daily at 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.

Returning, will leave Wolfe Island daily at 9:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

On Saturdays, will make an extra trip from Wolfe Island at 7:30 a.m., and return at 8:15 a.m.

Leave Kingston Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Returning at 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Will leave Kingston for Gananoque daily (Sundays excepted) at 3:45 p.m., calling at Howe Island.

Returning, will leave Gananoque Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 a.m., and on Saturdays at 5:30 a.m.

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

May 7th, 1879.



Commencing 5th May and until further notice.

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, on Wednesdays.

Spartan on Fridays.

Corsican on Sundays.

For Montreal and Quebec at 5:00 a.m.

Spartan on Tuesdays.

Corsican on Thursdays.

Algerian on Saturdays.

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 7th, 1879.


Marine News

The Welland Canal opened yesterday and an enormous crowd of vessels of all descriptions passed in.

The commission sitting to enquire into the corruption of canal officials at St. Catharines still continues its labours.

The docks are remarkably quiet at present, but the Montreal Transportation Company expects to be very busy in a day or two.

The Prussia, Calvin & Breck's new vessel, left for Port Huron yesterday, and presented a very graceful appearance, as she sailed out of the harbour with all her colours flying.

Port Colborne, May 7th - Up - schrs. St. Louis, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; Anglo Saxon, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; J.R. Benson, St. Catharines, Chicago, light; G.M. Neelon, St. Catharines, Chicago, light; B. Barwick, St. Catharines, Bear Creek, light; J. Graham, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; Dauntless, St. Catharines, Kingsville, light; A. Muir, St. Catharines, Amhertsburg, light; Maggie McRae, Toronto, Toledo, light. Propellors - Canada, St. Catharines, Chicago, light; Africa, Kingston, Toledo, light; Europe, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; Argyle, Port Robinson, Toledo, light; Ocean, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; Prussia, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; Canada, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; Celtic, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light.

Down - schrs. Eureka, Port Colborne, Kingston, light; Wawanosh, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Pandora, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Lisgar, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Hungerford, Toledo, Kingston, corn and wheat; Gibraltar, Toledo, Kingston, corn; W.J. Suffel, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Fellow Craft, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Cataract, Tyreconnell, Kingston, wheat; Russia, Chatham, Kingston, wheat; Ganges, Detroit, Kingston, corn; J.R. Noyes, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Mary of Port Stanley, Port Stanley, Kingston, peas and wheat.

Arrived, but not reported, schrs. Maize, Lyman Casey, Miami Belle, Camanche.

Locking at this end of the Canal commenced today.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1879