The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1877

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p.3 Vessel Trade - There are still a great number of vessels afloat on the lakes, and cargoes appear to be easily had. Rates are higher on the upper lakes, too, which will have the effect of keeping vessels going till the last moment. And we may have fine weather till the end of the month.

Royal Mail Line - Passenger traffic by boat may be considered about over. It is over, at any rate, so far as the Royal Mail Line is concerned, the last steamers of the line running having gone into winter quarters here, the Spartan and the Corsican. We are given to understand that the season for these boats has been good, freight and passenger business being fair and encouraging.

A Good Seaman - The Port Hope Guide has struck upon a Kingston seaman with a good head. Last Friday morning, while the gale was at its height, the schr. Julia, of Kingston, Capt. S. Tyo, laden with wheat, came into port there in good style. The schooner left Port Dalhousie on Thursday, and had nearly made Presque Isle Harbour when the cargo shifted and threw the vessel on a list, whereupon the captain run her back to Port Hope. A great number of persons looking from the docks expected her to strike the pier, but the captain managed so admirably that it called forth bursts of applause.

W.W. - By an accident the schr. Sweden, owned by Messrs. Calvin & Breck, injured the Port Hope piers about $250 worth in Port Hope imagination. The Harbour Board know that the Garden Island firm is rich, and they want to sue right off. Perhaps, however, theywill get enough of law.

- Passed the Canal - Schr. H. Dudley, Black River, Brockville, coal; schooner Sligo, Chatham, Kingston, lumber.

Nov. 10, 1877

p.3 Quick Passage - Rothesay from Kingston to Toronto at 17 m.p.h.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1877