The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), April 25, 1844

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(from microfilm available at Queen's University - Stauffer Library, and Kingston Frontenac Public Library)

p.2 Works suspended on Lachine Canal because of election in Montreal.

p.3 Welland Canal - The prospect of an increased business this season is truly cheering, if the following list of the number of vessels of all descriptions which have daily passed the canal since its first opening, on the 2nd inst, affords correct evidence whereon to ground our anticipations. That the number will be increased we have no doubt, for it is not probable that merchants and forwarders were at all prepared for such an early opening of navigation.

2nd day - 1 10th day - 14

3rd day - 6 11th day - 9

4th day - 5 12th day - 10

5th day - 9 13th day - 22

6th day - 19 14th day - 12

7th day - 10 15th day - 16

9th day - 13 16th day - 11

Making a total of 156 vessels - 106 of which were schooners, and the other 50 scows.

[St. Catharine's Journal]

The Highlander arrived here on Tuesday morning last. She plies at present between Cornwall and Coteau. In a few days the Canal will be open, when a regular communication will be open between Montreal and Kingston. [Cornwall Observer, April 10th]

Auction sale of chain cables, hardware etc. at the stores of Macpherson & Crane, Ontario St.



The Subscribers beg leave to inform their friends and the public generally, that they will be fully prepared on the opening of the navigation, with efficient means, to carry on their usual business as Forwarders, Warehousemen, and Shipping Agents.

Routes of Transport between Kingston and Montreal via the Rideau Canal upwards, and River St. Lawrence downwards.

Their line of Steamboats, Ericsson Propellers, (first introduced into Canada by them), Schooners and Barges, equal to any in the Country, will enable them to forward Merchandize,

Produce and Passengers, on the Canal, Lakes and River, at as low rates, and with as much expedition, as any other House in the Trade.

In addition they would beg also to state, that they have leased from the Kingston Marine Railway Company, their Spacious Stone Store House, foot of Gore Street, together with a large New Warehouse, to be erected by the Company on the adjoining wharf, which will be ready for occupation on the opening of the navigation.

These premises will afford them facilities for Transhipment, Storage and despatch, superior to any they have hitherto occupied in Kingston, while the safety of Property Stored in Fire Proof Buildings, is too well known to the Commercial Public to require comment.

At Brockville, Bytown and Montreal, they will occupy the same extensive Premises which they have hitherto occupied.

Entries passed, Duties and all other Charges paid on goods consigned to them from Great Britain.

Murray & Sanderson, Montreal.

Sanderson & Murray, Kingston, Brockville and Bytown.

Feb. 1844.


The Steam Boat


Capt. Charles B. Crysler,

Will, on the opening of the Navigation, commence her destined route on the Bay of Quinte, as follows, viz.:


Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Evenings, at 6 o'clock.


Every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday Evenings, at 6 o'clock, and every Thursday Morning at 7 o'clock. Touching at the intermediate places as usual.

And will leave the River Trent & Carrying Place three times a week.

H. Gildersleeve, Agent.

Kingston, 7th March, 1844

p.4 ad for M.T. Hunter - Ship Chandler on Ontario St.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), April 25, 1844