The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1861

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p.2 The Through Line of Steamers - The new company - the Inland Marine Navigation Co. - has now been organized, and the new directors chosen. We have not heard all their names (nine in number), but Messrs. Gildersleeve, Clark Hamilton, Hugh Allan, of Montreal, and Captain Harbottle, of Hamilton, are among the number. The Hon. John Hamilton is appointed General Manager, and, in all probability, Kingston will be the Head Quarters. As soon as the Lachine Canal is ready, the several boats forming the Through Line will commence operations. Meanwhile, they are all being fitted out and made ready for the season's campaign.

-First Arrival from Belleville - propeller Moira.

-Prop Kentucky Ashore - 7 miles west of Oak Orchard Creek, tug Page to assist.

-Lost Overboard - sailor from schooner North Star.

-The Huron - loading with flour for Prescott. [Toronto Leader 16th]

-Navigation Open at Belleville - steamer Moira and schooners Florence Howard and Mary Ann have left.

-Lighthouses on Lake Superior - several new ones to be added.

-Imports - 18.

-First Shipment of Wheat - loading at Whitby in barque Cataraqua (sic) 10,000 bushels, and Dundonald 9,000 bushels for Kingston; schooner Royal Oak loading lumber for Oswego.

-ad for steamer Cataract, Capt. Ledyard, for Rochester.

-Tug Service - Capt. Butterworth, formerly Chief Officer on Peerless, Welland and others has bought tug J.L. Tucker to operate on Lake Huron. [Toronto Leader 16th]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1861