The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1875

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p.2 Welland Canal - May 4 (a list of vessels passing up and down through the canal -henceforth "W.C. - 4").

-Imports - 4.

-ad for str. Kincardine, Capt. Read, on Kingston-Oswego route; cabin fare to Oswego is $1.50.

p.3 Marine Notes - Rideau Canal is open; arrivals and departures.

-Paid Off - the R.M. line didn't make money with 6 boats running last year so the Magnet was laid up at the G.T.R. wharf and the crew was paid off; 2 of the company's steamers laid up in Montreal were also laid up; yesterday Capt. Patterson, of the prop. Africa , finding freights so dull that he could not secure a paying charter, paid off his crew also.

-The Wreckers - str. Wellington and towed to Garden Island; Three Friends is high up, stern post gone, and in the worst state generally so the str. Chieftain returned to Garden Island.

-sch. Consuelo, of Cleveland, from Vermillion to Chicago, was lost off Marblehead, near Sandusky, Ohio; 5 people drowned.

-Capt. Cuthbert of Coburg launched 2 yachts, the Surprise and Katie Gray.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1875