The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Apr 1879

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p.2 Toronto - navigation about to open, lighthouses to be lit on Monday.

p.3 Sailors Meeting - A night or two since a meeting of sailors at this port was held in a house on Ontario Street, to discuss the wages question. The prospects of the season were talked about, and then an adjournment took place until next week, when action may be decided upon.

Wind Wafts - There are 60 vessels in the Welland Canal awaiting the opening of navigation.

The Crossing - ice-boat being used.

New Line - The Inter-Ocean says: "Despatches were received here Saturday from Toronto stating that a new steamboat line, consisting of 4 first class passenger propellers, had been formed to run tri-weekly between Chicago and Collingwood, and there connect with the Northern Railway of Canada to Toronto; thence by steamers of the same line to Ogdensburg, and thence connecting with the Central Vermont Railway for New England points. This line takes the place of the old line to Ogdensburg via Welland Canal."

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Apr 1879