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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1881

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The steam yacht Lizzy, of Alexandria Bay, touched here this afternoon. She is a tidy craft.

The yacht Emma is on Tomlinson's ways getting some repairs done preparatory for Dominion Day.

Capt. William Ostrander, of Picton, has bought a half interest in the schooner Fabiola. He will command it.

The schooners Glenfinlas and Annie Falconer have been chartered to bring wheat from Port Dalhousie to Kingston at 1 7/8 cents.

The steamer Rothesay, of the American line, made the trip from the Cape to the O. & L.C. depot, Ogdensburg, in a little over four hours.

The barge Grimsby collided with the schooner C. Harrison in Chicago harbour on Wednesday afternoon. The schooner was damaged to the extent of $500.

A telegram received in Montreal from Ogdensburg yesterday announced that the steamer Rothesay left there at 10:20 a.m. with about 250 passengers for Montreal.

The steam yacht Flora, of Picton, has been rebuilt from the keel up and is again in the water. Her model has been completely altered and she is now much roomier and steadier than before.

The Rothesay made her first trip to Dickinson's Landing from Cape Vincent yesterday. She had 171 passengers on board. The Passport had a half-mile start of her leaving Brockville, but was over a mile behind at Prescott.

The schooner W.R. Taylor, of Picton, which was wrecked last fall, is at Central wharf, Buffalo, being stripped of rigging and canvas, which are being stored, under the inspection of a Custom officer. This is done pending a decision in the matter of insurance.

The new line of steamers from the Cape to Montreal commenced their regular season trips yesterday. The Rothesay leaves Cape Vincent at 6:30 a.m., arriving at Dickenson's Landing at 12 noon, where she makes immediate connection with her consort, the Prince Arthur, which boat is expected to reach Montreal, after passing the rapids, at 5 p.m.


Schr. Rutherford, Toledo, 18,000 bush. corn.

Champion and four barges, Montreal, 200 tons pig iron.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton.

Algerian, Montreal.

Gipsy, Ottawa.

Cuba, Ogdensburg.

Armenia, Toronto.

Africa, Montreal.


Gipsy, Ottawa, passengers and freight.

p.3 For Oswego and Rochester - The steamer Magnet will commence her regular trips for Oswego and Charlotte on Tuesday next, 28th June, at 6 p.m.

Set On Fire

The K. & M. Co.'s barge Minnie, which is lying ashore opposite the Royal Military College since the heavy gale last fall, was set on fire by some miscreants about four o'clock this morning. The fire burnt till about seven o'clock when it was observed by a number of Cadets who extinguished the flames with the aid of axes, etc. The cabin was thrown overboard and drifted out into the middle of the river. It was towed to the K. & M. Co.'s dock at noon. This is the second time the barge Minnie has been set on fire, which looks as if some malicious persons were giving vent to their spite. Mr. Stewart states that last summer $1,000 was spent in repairing the barge, and that she had only made one trip after leaving the ways before going ashore. The company intended to pull her off and repair her again after the rush of the season had passed over. As it is, she is ruined, and it would cost more to fix her than she is worth. Besides being burnt almost everything that could be utilized has been stolen off her, such as chains, etc. Only the other day an employee of the company caught a man carrying off in a skiff about 500 pounds of iron that he had taken off the Minnie, and it was only by threats that he could be persuaded to give the iron up.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1881