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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1875

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p.2 The Harbor - still ice in harbor; the Pierrepont reached Wolfe Island Ferry wharf yesterday through 18" ice.



Below is a list of vessels, steamers, barges, etc., now lying at the port of Kingston, or at the outports thereof, and within the limits of the Custom House of such port. Kingston has reason to be proud of her marine record: -

Steamers - Rochester, Magnet, Maud, Pierrepont, Corsican, Corinthian , City of Kingston.

Propeller - Indian.

Steam Barges - Welshman, Saxon, Nile, M. Robertson, Adventure, Norman.

Tugs - Active, Bronson, Glide, Jessie Hall, Frank Perew, Wren, Lily, H.M. Mixer, Lady Franklin, Grenville.

Schooners - Northumberland, Oliver Mowat, Marie Ann, Trade Wind, White Oak, Homeward Bound, J.Y. Avery, Watertown, Lily Hamilton, New Dominion, Ontario, Richardson, E G. Benedict, Ben Folger, Fearless, Jessie McDonald, Dundee, Sweet Home, Arabia, Governor.

Barges - Victor, Quebec, Alfred, Colborne, Corn Crib, Lorne, Cleveland, Detroit, Harvest, Waverly, Minnie Francis, Bloomer, Robin, Finch, Swan, Linnet, Snipe, Star, St. Lawrence, Hawk, Jet, Ox, Fortitude, Wheat Bin, Montreal, A., Winona, Seneca, Mohawk, Onondago, Oneida, Tuscarora, Nebraska, Iowa, Canada, Kansas, Minnesota, Mona, Alice Pacy, Rapid, Minnie, Odessa, Milwaukee, McCarthy, Portland, Royal Oak, Relief, Staghound, St. Lawrence, Utility, Advance, Amazon, Conroy, Chicago, Consort, Dreadnought, Dalhousie, Glengarry, Wanda, Toledo, Duluth, Lancaster, Bedford, Gipsey Queen.

Scows - Champion, Sarah Anne, Lily, Hunter, Argyle Lass, William, Glasgow.


Barges - Shamrock, Thistle, Cataraqui, Rideau, Delta, Loboro, Elm.

Propellers - Africa, Geneva.

Steam Barges - Carlisle, Rose, Portsmouth, R. Anglin.

Steam Yachts - Eva, Marquis of Lorne, Falcon.

Schooners - Pride of America, Annandale, Lafayette Cook.


Schooners - Agnes, Mary Gormley, Nellie Downey.


Schooner - Geo. Suffel.


Schooner - Rainbow.


Steam Tug - Simon Davis.

Schooners - R. Gaskin, W.W. Grant, L.D. Bullock, Laurel, Morning Star, British Lion.

Sloops - Frank Smith, Gipsy Queen, Hawk, Wanderer.


Steamers - Bay of Quinte, City of Hamilton, John A. Macdonald, William, Hiram A. Calvin, Chieftain.

Barques - London, Sweden.

Schooners - Denmark, Siberia, Oriental, Jessie H. Breck, Norway, Bismark.

Brig - Henry Rooney.

Steamer - Wellington.

Barges - Iroquois and Cherokee, (building).

By the new shipping and other acts all ships, vessels, steamers, etc., must have their name and place of registry painted on the stern, and the name also on each bow.

All changes of masters must be reported to the Custom House.

Canadian vessels cannot leave port without reporting or taking out a coasting license.

All steamers must be inspected and pay their tonnage dues before leaving the wharf, with a penalty in every case of non-compliance or omission.

p.3 Steamer Alexandra - overhauled and painted at Picton, to run from Trenton to Montreal under Capt. Morden; Capt. Carrell will be purser.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1875