The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1866

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p.2 ad for steamer Bay of Quinte, Capt. Carrell, for Bath, Picton & Belleville.

p.3 Police Court - more on assault of Purser John Kinghorn on Watertown.

-Kingston Commerce and Marine - On Thursday afternoon there was a general clearance of vessels from port. A favorable wind induced the larger vessels to hoist their canvass and start out of port, and the barques Waterwitch, Robert Gaskin, British Lion, and Arabia cleared for Chicago and Milwaukee. The schooner Tranchemontagne, which fitted out at Garden Island, also left for one of the Bay ports, to load wood for Toronto.

The tug Wales, which wintered at Brockville, towed into port on Thursday afternoon, the barque John Breden, fitted out at Gananoque, and the schooner Preston from Ogdensburg. The John Breden starts for the upper lakes when she receives a new mainsail.

The schooners E.S.J. Bemis and Mountaineer, of Clayton, which took in ballast at Rudd's Wharf, left for the upper lakes on Thursday afternoon, along with the barques. The schooner Queen of the Lakes is now taking in ballast at Rudd's preparatory to a start up the lake - where also the barque Advance is fitting out for her first trip. The schooner Mary Taylor (new) and barque Sir E.W. Head are fitting out here, in addition to the vessels previously noticed.

The vessels at present being prepared for the summer's campaign at Garden Island are: The barques Laura A. Calvin, Mary Jane and London; Brig Liverpool; Schooners M.L. Breck, Oriental, Minerva Cook and Maria. The steamers of the Government tug line are also fitting out on the Island.

The propeller Bristol arrived yesterday morning from Brockville, where she wintered, and cleared last night for Toronto, from thence to Owen Sound.

The steamer Bay of Quinte made a short detour around the harbor yesterday, and took up her quarters at the St. Lawrence wharf. She will leave this morning for Picton on a special trip for a load of cattle, returning in time to make a regular trip to Belleville, as per advertisement.

-The Water Raised - level in Rideau Canal is up.

-The Ice & Bay Ports - ice has cleared out; water in Bay is very low.

-New Propeller - City of London built by L. Shickluna, launched at St. Catherines; 145 x 26 x 11.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1866