The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1871

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p.2 Traffic Routes - 3 Weeks By the St. Lawrence Canals, & 7 Days by the Rideau to Albany and New York - a savings of 14 days and no difference in the rates - shows the advantage of shipping via Rideau Canal to Kingston, Cape Vincent and then on by railroad. [Ottawa Free Press]

-Imports - 21.

p.3 New Line - Jim Fish, Jr. to establish a line of steamers between Hamilton, Toronto and Oswego to accommodate railroads.

-Changes of Route - str. Ottawa arrived from Montreal to take old place on Rideau; Louise has gone to Ottawa.

-Marine - Norseman still being repaired; sch. Mary Grover is repaired.

-There was an exciting and remarkable scene on the steamer Kingston, at Alexandria Bay on its last downward trip - the one on which she was nearly going down in the literal sense. Capt. Farrell and some of his passengers had an "unpleasantness" over the breakfast meal, and an indignation meeting was held on board, at which resolutions were in order. We are glad to learn that the steamer is on her travels again, having received little or no damage from her accident.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1871