The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1879

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p.2 Married - Hiram Augustus Calvin to Annie Marsh of Quebec.

ad - Gananoque & Kingston - steamboat Crusoe, with schedule. H.C. Rothwell, master.

p.3 Flying Colors - Capt. Thos. Donnelly, who has made two trips across the ocean on the Garden Island, and has been qualifying himself to take command of the new schooner Prussia, launched a couple of days ago, arrived home yesterday. Anticipating his coming, there was quite a display of vessel bunting.

Wind Wafts - The schooner E.K. Hart arrived yesterday from Charlotte, coal laden, at 50 cents per ton. Several charters are reported from Charlotte to Toronto at 35 cents per ton.

Sailors' Union - There was a meeting of the Sailors' Union yesterday, at which a resolution was passed endorsing the unpartiality shown by the Police Magistrate in dealing with the Rooney case.

The captains of the schooner Annie Falconer and brig Rooney, have agreed to the rate of wages fixed by the Sailors' Union, and crews were shipped and put to work today.

p.4 Transportation On This Lake - The O. & L.C. R.R. have closed a contract with Collingwood line for the coming season. Two large and commodious steamers are to run between here and Toronto every other day and there is to be a number of large sailing vessels to carry the surplus of freight. The steamers are said to be admirably fitted up for passengers and that the route for Toronto and pleasure travel by the way of the Collingwood presents rare inducements. The route is shorter and quicker and thus the tediousness of the longer voyage through the lakes is avoided. The Georgian Bay on which Collingwood is situated, is studded with islands as thickly and as beautifully as the St. Lawrence, and are as much resort for the western Canadian people as our own Alexandria Bay and Island Parks. The days when the boats of the regular line do not run, the steamers of the royal mail line touch here and thus equally good connection will be furnished. [Ogdensburg paper]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1879