The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1878

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p.3 The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company

A special meeting of the shareholders of this company was held on Saturday for the purpose of considering the advisability of authorizing the Directors to amalgamate with any other company, or companies, of a similar character, to acquire other steamers, and to assign stock of this Company in payment therefor. Sir Hugh Allen presided. He referred to the injurious results to the Company which had followed the organization of other companies and the running by them of opposite lines. The Directors had, therefore, called this meeting for the purpose of adopting such measures as would induce other companies to withdraw from competition, viz. by process of amalgamation, the costs of such steamers to be paid in shares and stocks at not less than par value. A motion was passed to that effect. The President, in reply to Mr. E.L. Bond, said the stock of the company was limited to $2,000,000, of which $1,560,000 was paid up. The resolution was adopted, and the meeting closed.


Monday's Report

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: steam tug Glide, with two barges laden with 1,054 tons coal.

Swift's - Steamers calling: Spartan and Algerian, and props. Alma Munroe and Persia, from Montreal; str. Corinthian and prop. Lake Ontario, from Hamilton, and prop. Oswegatchie, from Toledo, with 5,000 bush corn.

Tuesday's Report

M.T. Co. - The following departures are reported: tug Glide and barge Toronto, 16,161 bush corn, and 150 tons phosphate; Oswego, 6,440 tons coal; Cayuga, 538 tons coal; Cleveland, 480 tons phosphate.

Swift's - The steamer Corsican passed down from Hamilton; the prop. Milwaukee up from Ogdensburg, and the props Africa and Dromedary up from Montreal.

Holcomb & Stewart's - The tug Chieftain arrived with several barges light, and one laden with coal, for Jas. Swift & Co.

The Katie Eccles - This trim craft, which has just left our (Belleville) harbor, is without doubt the finest vessel of her size on the fresh water lakes. She was built by Mr. Jamieson, at Rathbun's shipyard, Mill Point, and has a capacity of 9,600 bushels. Her lines are exceedingly well cut, and every part of her construction is first-class. Mr. Jamieson has built many fine vessels, but the Katie Eccles is his pet. She sits on the water like a thing of life, and her sailing qualities are something wonderful. No vessel with which she has come in contact could keep her company many hours, but must follow a long way astern. The Katie Eccles is owned by Capt. Dexter Eccles, of Kingston, who sails her himself, and we do not wonder that he is a little proud of his handsome vessel. [Belleville Ontario]

Pt. Dalhousie, June 17th - Bound up: Schrs. Hartford, Emeu, Ellsworth, Queen of the Lakes, Enterprize, St. Lawrence, Anglo Saxon, H. Roney, Parthenon; props California and Persia. Bound down: Schrs. Shandon and P.M. Rodgers.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1878