The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1891

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The prop. Celtic will be the boat chosen to carry light house supplies for the season.

The strs. Acadia, Canada, Ocean and Passport, from Montreal, and the str. Spartan, from Toronto, called here today.

The str. North King, with bright new machinery and shining spotless decks, left, after five months repairs, for Belleville, whence she brought a large excursion this morning. Her appearance is splendid, although some minor details are still to be attended to.


The barge Europe is on the ways at the Montreal transportation company for general repairs.

The prop. Tilley and consorts, from Duluth, wheat laden, are expected here tomorrow night.

The tug Maggie May and barge Peruvian have begun their traffic in phosphate from Rideau canal points. They arrived yesterday with the first shipment of 300 tons from the Lake Opinicon mine.




Through Murray Canal, Calling at Brighton,

Bay of Quinte and River St. Lawrence Ports.

The Popular Side Wheel Steamer Alexandria (Capt. E.B. Smith) leave A. Gunn & Co.'s wharf every Monday Evening at 8 o'clock, calling at the St. Lawrence River Ports, running the rapids and arriving in Montreal on Tuesday afternoon. Returning, leaves Canal Basin, Montreal, every Thursday at 10 o'clock, a.m., arriving in Kingston, and leaving at 4 o'clock on Saturday morning for Charlotte, via the new Murray Canal, calling at Brighton and Bay of Quinte ports.

Returning, leaves Charlotte on Sunday at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Fare for round trip $17.

Passenger Accommodation unsurpassed.

The steamer Alexandria is noted for comfort and the politeness of her officers.

For passage tickets and other information apply to

A. GUNN & Co., Agents.

p.4 Cape Vincent, June 9th - ....John Hoyser, cook on the barge Alberta, fell through a forward hatch on the barge Friday night and received slight injuries....The str. Maud still runs through the canal to Kingston....The str. Ontario will commence her trips from Oswego to Alexandria Bay on the 18th.



J.H. Scott, Master,

Will leave Swift's wharf every Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock for Montreal and way ports, and for Toronto and St. Catharines every Sunday morning at 5 o'clock.

JAMES SWIFT & Co., Agents.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1891