The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1846

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p.3 Capt. Patterson's new steam propeller Ireland is nearly ready, and it is expected that she will start on a trial trip tomorrow.

heavy rains cause break in Welland Canal near Port Robinson; Colored Company help build dam across near break, and work continues. [Niagara Chronicle May 15th]


The Subscriber offers for sale the well known


The boat is only two years old, and capable of carrying as large a load as any boat that navigates the Rideau. Possession of the boat will be given this fall.

Price Six Hundred and Fifty Pounds, One Third less than her Value.

Intending purchasers may communicate with the Subscriber between now and the last of August next.


Kempville, May 1st, 1846.

p.4 The Steamer Highlander - This splendid Boat was the first of the "Mail line" which attempted to run the rapids between Coteau and Lachine, and we are happy to state that she did so successfully, on Tuesday the 5th inst., and returned upwards the same day through the Beauharnois Canal. The passage will now be attempted by the other Boats, and no fear can be entertained, but they will be able to effect it with less danger than the Highlander, since they are not so long or unmanageable, and don't draw so much water. If the Lachine Canal were finished, we would be favoured with visits, from some of the Quebec boats by this time

[Cornwall Observer]

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1846