The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Apr 1878

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p.2 Steam yacht for sale

p.3 Schooner Fanny Campbell being fitted out with a 30 ton capacity deck oil tank for trip from Sarnia to Montreal; this brings her capacity to 340 tons.

The First Down - The propellor New York, of the Northern Transit Line, will pass down this evening, calling at Swift's wharf.

Marine - The Inter-Ocean of Saturday says: All the canal vessels on Lake Ontario are locked up there until late in May, as the Welland canal does not open until the 3rd of that month. This being the case it would seem as if shippers "must come to time" before many days, and pay renumerative rates to the few vessels now obtainable at Chicago and Milwaukee. By the middle of next week we look to see 3 1/2 or 4 cents paid on corn to Buffalo.

The props. Armenia and Cuba will form a line to run between Toronto andOgdensburg in connection with the Northern Railway. The Cuba is now undergoing extensive improvements, while the Armenia has just emerged as a handsome butterfly from a chrysalis of preparation. The saloon cabin has been furnished with considerable taste, and evidently at no small expense; and the arrangements provided for the comfort of passengers are very complete. The Cuba lies here.

Boat Building In Trenton - The Intelligencer remarks: A new branch of business has been established in Trenton by Capt. Cuthbert. He is now engaged in building a new steam yacht 65 feet long, with 9 feet beam, for T. Ross Cummings. She will have double engines and a cabin the full length of the boat. Her speed will be about fifteen miles an hour, and is designed for cruising on any part of the lakes. Cuthbert expects to have her out by August. It is also rumoured that he will build a new screw steamer for the Bay trade, this summer, and that he has now her model completed. The steamer to run between Kingston and Trenton, and have a running capacity of sixteen miles an hour.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Apr 1878