The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1877

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p.2 letter to editor from Rev. Bone, (minister of Welland Canal mission).

March 17, 1877

p.2 Welland Canal Mission - Rev. Bone has spoken in city and at Garden Island.

March 19, 1877

p.2 The River - has frozen again.

The Northern Transit Company

On Saturday it was reported to us that the steamers of the Northern Transit Company (formerly the Northern Transportation Company,) would call this year daily at Kingston instead of at Cape Vincent, as for many years past. This will be a very welcome addition to the steam trade of the port, and a great convenience as well, since Kingston usually sends a great deal of patronage to the line, and the transhipment at the Cape has been an awkward break in the westward journey. The line still retains its large strength of steamers, the vessels and captains for the coming season being announced as follows:

Lake Michigan Line - City of Concord - H. Brown

- City of Toledo - J.J. Knapp

- Champlain - D.H. Davis

- Lawrence - A.W. Spraque

- Nashua - J. Duddleson

- Garden City - A. Shaver

- Oswegatchie - W. Leonard

- St. Albans - A.C. Chapman

Lake Erie Line - City of New York - J. Foley

- Lowell - W.S. Shap

- Milwaukee - L.W. Bailey

- Maine - C.N. Cramer

- Granite State - J.H. Burrow

- Cleveland - H.R. McCauley

- Empire - D. Burns, engineer

Barges - O.S. Hale - E.N. Parsons

- A.C. Keating - G. Cochrane

- H.F. Church - H. Morey

March 20, 1877

p.2 ad for Jas. Knapp, Boat Builder, Barriefield - First Prize at Union Exhibition at Toronto for Pleasure Boats, Shooting Skiffs, Oars, Sculls and Paddles, etc. March 20th.

Died - On Wolfe Island, on Friday 15th of March, of typhoid fever, Edith Margarat, youngest daughter of Capt. A. Eccles, aged five years and five months.

Auction Sale of Barges - Star and Eagle. March 20th

March 21, 1877

p.2 Ottawa - Assizes - Edwards VS Ottawa Navigation Co. - destruction of mill and lumber yard caused by spark from their steamer.

p.3 Fire Last Night - in Jones & Millars' floating elevator.

March 22, 1877

p.3 Sunk - Messrs. Jones & Millar's elevator, which was damaged in fire Tuesday night.

Changed - Capt. Crawford of Norseman has retired, replaced by Capt. Sherwood, late of steamer Passport; Capt. Carter, whom Capt. Crawford succeeded, will remove from Kingston to Mill Point and Capt. Crawford to work in Gildersleeve's office at Kingston.

March 23, 1877

p.3 W.W. - Mr. George Pope, of Belleville, will be manager of the Bay of Quinte & Oswego Navigation Co. He will reside in run Oswego Belle and Kincardine.

March 24, 1877

p.2 Boats, Boats - A Number of New Boats For Sale Very Cheap - painted and varnished skiffs, details and prices - by Jacob Sharman, Barriefield.

p.3 Death At Napanee - Mr. Trueman Beeman, ex-Collector of Customs at Mill Point.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1877