The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1877

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p.2 Measuring Vessels - Captain W.M. Somerville, of Ottawa, was engaged from Sunday until last evening in measuring and surveying vessels under the new Merchant's Shipping Act. By this new measurement the Royal Mail Line and all upper cabin boats are registered as having much larger tonnage than before. They pay now for all the room they have, while boats which have not upper cabins pay less than formerly. Capt. Somerville found everything satisfactory here, and he acknowledges the valuable assistance he received from Mr. Macalister, of the Customs Department. He left here last evening for the West, and will visit Hamilton, St. Catherines, Goderich, Sarnia and other lake ports. He will return by way of Lake Simcoe. Capt. Somerville is the Grand Superintendent, for this district, of the Royal Arch Masons.


-The str. Armenia has now left Hamilton Bay. She is to run between Toronto and Port Dalhousie in place of the Picton.

-The Despatch says the prop. City of Concord at Henderson Harbor on Tuesday night ran on a shoal. The steambarge Petronella left Sackett's Harbor to take her off.

-Several charters have been effected at Toronto of wheat to Montreal at 4 1/2 cents; rates to Kingston, 12 1/2 cents for flour, and 3 cents for wheat.

Collinsby, June 14th: Arrivals - Schrs. Manzanilla, Bay City, timber; A.A. Muir, Rifle River, timber; Departures: H. Dudley, Chicago; Anna Craig, Toledo; Ayr, Bay City. The tug McArthur left with her second raft for Quebec.

Passed the canal: Schr. Mary Merritt, Collinsby, Bay City, light; China, Kingston, Bay City, light; F.M. Merrick, Clayton, Detroit, light; White Oak, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; J.C. Woodruff, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; Charger, Black Creek, Brockville, coal.

p.3 Funeral - of man from Bismarck, killed by "dog" on his vessel.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1877