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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Oct 1865

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p.2 United States Gunboats - 4 new gunboats on Lake Erie. [Quebec News]

p.3 Marine Items - Yesterday was a really delightful day. The sun was quite warm, and there was scarcely a breeze afloat. Everybody seemed to enjoy the fine weather. The docks were quite busy. The R.M. steamer Passport passed down in the morning, and arrived again from Prescott in the evening. The Am. Ex. steamer Ontario passed down in the afternoon. There was no boat up in the morning. The steamer St. Helen passed down on Monday night. The barque Republic, loading barley for Chicago, finished loading a consignment of 3,000 bushels, and was towed to Bath, where she completes loading. The barque J. Breden, light, for Chicago, and schooner Prince Alfred, for Chicago with salt, left yesterday morning.

The Portsmouth Fleet - The ship Thurcaston, the eighth feather of the Portsmouth fleet, and the last to be launched this fall, left for Quebec on Monday evening, in tow of the steamer Highlander. She will be thoroughly fitted for service at sea in that port, not yet having been rigged. The Thurcaston is somewhat of the model of the Quorn, the vessel launched previous to this one.

The Rideau Route - Owing to the low state of the water, the steamer City of Ottawa was called from this route between Ottawa and Kingston some time since, and yesterday the steamer Bytown left for Montreal to lay up for the winter, closing the passenger traffic of the season for good. Laterly the steamer Bytown was unable to make more than one trip or so in the week. The steamer Queen of the Isles and barge will ply during the coming month on the Canal, for the convenience of parties transhipping freight.

-Vessels Passed Through Welland Canal - Oct. 23.

-Imports - 23.

-Loss of the Brig Ocean - capsized off Fairport, Lake Erie and drifted ashore. [Cleveland Herald]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Oct 1865