The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1878

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p.3 The Canadian Oarsman - has 3 boats.

The New Boat - The Despatch announces that work is progressing on the new steamer now in progress of construction at Buckley's mill yard, Cape Vincent, by Messrs. Geo. Chaffey & Bros., of Kingston. She will be about the size of the Geneva, and will have two propeller wheels. She is intended for service on the Ohio River, and consequently will be of very light draught. Messrs. Chaffey intend to deliver her on the Ohio some time during the month of September.


M.T. Co. - The schooner Speedwell arrived from Toronto with 13,174 bush of wheat;

Montcalm, from Chicago, with 21,375 bushels of wheat. Departures: tug Glide with barges Milwaukee, 28,000 bush of corn and deck load of staves; Montreal, 15,000 bushels of corn and 116 tons of phosphate; Glengarry, 15,500 bushels of wheat, and schooner Maggie McRae, bound for Quebec with walnut timber, some of it of an unusually large size.

Holcomb & Stewart's - Schooner J. Bigler (sic - Bigelow ?), from Chicago, with 23,000 bush of corn; Frank D. Barker, from Chicago, 20,000 bush of corn; scow Moravia, 100 tons of stone. Departures: barges Jet, 23,000 bushels of corn; Hawk, 12,000 do, do; Finch, 12,400 do, do; Ox, 10,500 bushels of wheat; Star No. 1, 11,500 do, do; all in tow of steamer Chieftain for Montreal.

Swift's - The steamer Algerian passed down this morning, having on board Edward Hanlan, the oarsman, and his three shells, for Brockville. The prop.Kincardine called from Oswego, the Armenia from Prescott, and the Persia from St. Catherines.

Garden Island - Departures: schooner Siberia, Bay City, light; M.L. Breck, Bay City, light; Mary Jane, do., do.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1878