The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1861

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p.2 The Royal Mail Line - The steamers of the Royal Mail Line, if such a term can continue to be applied to the Inland Marine Navigation Company, are now all nearly in motion. The Banshee has made a trip up and down; the Magnet has come up from Montreal and gone down again; the Passport went up the Lake on Saturday, and the Kingston, Champion and New Era are on the qui vive for a start. All these fine vessels are in capital order, and under most excellent command. We omitted to make mention at the proper time, that to Mr. Alex Milloy, of Montreal, the Treasurer of the New Company - and a heavy stockholder to boot, the public are mainly indebted for the getting up of this Company. It was his untiring perseverance that surmounted all difficulties in its formation.

-A Steamer Ashore In Lake Erie - Buffalo May 2 - Niagara is ashore 20 miles from Buffalo.

-schooner Game Cock, ashore last fall, got off and towed to French Creek.

-sch. Poland passed through canal 1st from Chicago this season. [St. Catherines Journal]

-The First Sail Vessel From Below - bark Shepherd, Capt. Atkin. [Chicago Press 29th]

p.3 Imports - 3.

-steamer Whitby broke cylinder between Montreal and Lachine.

-Latest From the Straits - the report that 20 vessels were ashore was exaggerated; schooners Shook, Goodell and Sanderson arrived slightly damaged; schooners Mariner and Drake ashore on Bois Blanc Island; bark Marsillon lost rudder; sch. Alonzo B. Sheppard lost rudder. [Chicago Tribune 29th]

-Collision - prop. Quincy hits G.T. ferry boat Huron in St. Clair River.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1861