The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1876

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p.3 The Canal - Welland Canal to open on 17th.

Repairing - Swift & Co's and Gildersleeve's docks being repaired.

Open Water - the Cataraqui open to below Belle's Island.

The Ice - ice-bridge still strong.

New Lines - steamboat lines put out circulars to announce trade.

April 11, 1876

p.2 Boating - The Oswego Palladium informs us that the Bay of Quinte and Oswego Navigation steamers will run as follows this season, commencing on the opening of navigation: the steamer Oswego Belle will leave here for Kingston, Belleville and Bay ports, Mondays and Wednesdays and for Kingston and river St. Lawrence ports Saturdays. The steamer Kincardine will leave Belleville on Tuesdays and Fridays, the Oswego Belle will leave the same ports. The boats are fitted and furnished in modern style. It will be seen that the line takes a new departure this season, Toronto and Hamilton and the ports on the river St. Lawrence being embraced in the new route. [Ogdensburg Journal]

-Today's Gleanings - new yacht Irene at Port Hope.

-Shad - stocked in Lake Ontario by Seth Green. [Ogdensburg Journal]

April 12, 1876

p.3 Preparing - steamers and craft getting ready.

A Fortunate Dive - man went through ice and came up by rudder of Algerian.

Shipping - Harris running between Prescott and Morristown.

- Norseman to start between Port Hope and Rochester on 20th.

April 13, 1876

p.2 Getting Ready - the Pierrepont moved to her dock.

Lighthouses - lighthouse thirty miles east of Niagara River at 30 Mile Point to start showing light at opening of navigation, light changed at Astabula River, Ohio.

Port Edward - First Arrival - steambarge Tempest from Toledo with sch. Franklin in tow.

p.3 City Clock - now lit at night until close of navigation.

April 14, 1876

not published

April 15, 1876

p.1 The Centennial Yacht & The Queen's Cup - about Countess of Dufferin. [New York Sun]

p.3 Shad - are dying off. [Oswego Palladium]

Hurrah - Navigation Open - Calvin & Breck's str. Hiram Calvin towed sch. Denmark to dock at Garden Island.

Marine Notes -

The Crossing - almost open.

April 17, 1876

p.2 Gananoque - The Queen, Capt. Crysler, to run to Kington. [Gananoque Reporter]

p.3 Crossing -ice boats had rough time.

Marine Law - Captains of vessels should bear in mind that the Seamen's Act, passed at the last session of the Dominion Parliament, is now in force, and that regularly written agreements must be entered into with every member of the crew of each vessel.

The Bay - str. Shannon, Capt. Johnson, to run from Picton to Napanee and Belleville; str. Picton to run from Port Dalhousie to Toronto and Alexandria to run between Belleville and Montreal; "In reference to the views of the owners of the steamers Rochester, Utica and Norfolk, and prop. Kincardine, our contemporary cannot speak positively, but presumes that these steamers named will run as last year." [Picton Gazette]

Open - Pierrepont made first trip to Wolfe Island.

The Ferry - Pierrepont returned from Island then left for Cape Vincent through Wolfe Island canal.

April 18, 1876

p.1 ad for J. Sharman, Boat Builder, Barriefield.

p.2 Marine Notes - steambarge Herald sank in thirty feet of water a little to west and about one mile south of Port Stanley.

Boats, Boats - Jacob Sharman, Barriefield, with a list of models and prices.

Our Fisheries - some detail about Lake Ontario.

p.3 Yachting - mentions Ina and Dauntless; Dauntless said to have poor racing qualities.

vessels refitting -

Rowing - meeting to form club.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1876