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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1879

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p.3 A Start - The Algerian, of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company will commence running from Hamilton to Montreal on the first of May. The other boats will follow in succession. The steamers on this line are being repainted and put in first class working order.

Lake Freights - anticipated to improve.


Some Facts As Recorded At Oswego About It.

List of the Kingston fleet with their respective captains for the season: Bark Arabia, Captain James Morland; schooners - Richardson, William McKee; White Oak, Joseph Dix; Annie Faulknor (sic - Falconer ), Jos. Taylor; B.W. Folger, Wm. Dandy; Annie M. Foster, T. Allen; Olive Branch, Captain Aul; E.G. Benedict, Dean Webster; Forest Queen, Steve Tyo; Florida, Wm. Smyth; Bangalore, John McCarthy; Singapore, Captain Blake; Hyderabad, J. Gormley; A.G. Ryan, Wm. Ryan; Oliver Mowat, Captain Beaupre; Katie Eccles, D. Eccles; Robert Gaskin, J. McEvoy; Prince Alfred, J. Macdonald; Fannie Campbell, M. Patterson; Julia, Captain Hartnell; Prussia, J. Donnelly; Jessie Breck, Edward Booth; Bismarck, J. Milligan; Bavaria, E. Crawford; Oriental, A. Malone; Loudon (sic - London ?), Wm. OBrian; Siberia, George O'Brian; Philo Bennett, R. Bentley; Norway, James Dix; L.D. Bullock, A. Eccles; W.W. Grant, P.F. Hicks; J.N. Carter, Thomas Wellbanks; Nellie Theresa, John Flynn; David Andrews, Nathan McCrimmons; Nellie P. Downey, Nathan Allen; Tranchemontange (Tranchemontagne ?), Capt. Sherwood; Paragon, Captain Dougherty; O.S. Storrs, John Yott; Mary O'Gorman, Ed. Yott; Sybillia, Thomas Beggs; brig Rooney, I.H. Radford.

The schooner Fannie Campbell has been fitted up for the oil trade, having iron tanks built in her hold, to run between Sarnia and Montreal.

The schooner Prussia is a new vessel just completed at Garden Island. She is offull canal size, and will be launched in a few days. Her captain is to be J. Donnelly.

Captain George Malone has bought the bark Alexander from the Merchants' Bank of Canada for $2,000.

Captain Alfred Eccles has exchanged his one half interest in the schooner W.W. Grant with Captain P.F. Hicks for the schooner Philo Bennett.

The schooner J.N. Carter, of Picton, was partially burned at that port last fall and she has been repaired during the winter.

The steamer Empress of India, Captain James Collier, is fitting out at Garden Island. She received a new shaft, and will engage in the excursion business between Hamilton and Toronto.

The propellers Africa, Captain Frank Patterson, and Scotia, Captain John Scott, will run between Chicago and Montreal.

The propellers Dromedary and Brantford will probably lay up for the season at Montreal.

Captain Charles Staley will sail the steam barge Albion. She will engage in trade between Lake Superior ports and Quebec, and will tow the large timber barge Ark.

The steam barge Norman, partly burned last fall, is lying at Kingston, not yet repaired, nor will she be till marine business is more promising.

The schooner Robert Gaskin has been chartered to carry timber from Grimsby to Garden Island at $20 per M. [Palladium]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1879