p.2 Welland Canal - During the month of April, there cleared upwards from Port Dalhousie, 5 propellers, 118 schooners, 3 boats, and 26 scows. The masters of vessels seem in high spirits at the prospects of the present season, and speak well of the perfect state of the canal navigation. [St. Catharines Journal]
Port Stanley April 20th - Arrived - Schooner Jesse, from Brockville, being the first arrival this season through the Welland Canal. The Captain reports the Canal to be in good order, with 7 1/2 feet of water throughout. The new locks, commenced last season, are nearly completed.
21st - The Steamer Kent, under her well known Commander, Capt. Van Allen, arrived, and made her first departure for Buffalo, this morning, (Monday;) she is in good order for her route, and is very convenient and comfortable in her cabin arrangements. The Schooner Friendship arrived from Cleveland, with Beef, Pork, Hams, etc. [St. Catherine's Chronicle (sic)]
STEAM BOAT FOR SALE.
AT KINGSTON DOCK YARD.
To be Sold by Auction, at Kingston Dock Yard, on Tuesday the 28th of the present month, Her Majesty's Steam Vessel Traveller, with her Engines and Boilers complete.
The Traveller is a fine fast-going vessel of 352 Tons, with a first-rate Engine of 90 Horse Power, in perfect condition. She is now riding at the moorings in Navy Bay, off the Dock Yard, had a thorough Caulking in August last, when she was housed over; her Hold and Decks have been well aired with heated Stoves during the Winter Months. She may be examined, and also her Machinery, every day previous to the Sale, (Sundays excepted,) within the working hours.
Sale at One o'clock, P.M.
A deposit of 25 per cent to be made at the time of purchase, the remainder of the purchase money to be paid before the Ship is removed, which is to be done within one month of the Sale, at the sole expense and cost of the purchaser.
James Linton, Auctioneer.
Kingston Dock Yard, Canada. May 2nd, 1844.