The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1844

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p.1 The London - This splendid vessel, we understand, is in such a forward state of preparation that no doubt is entertained of her being completely fitted and furnished, and ready in all respects to commence her trips by the beginning of March next. She is to be commanded by Captain Van Allen, now of the Emerald, whose knowledge of Lake Erie, and gentlemanly conduct, have won for him the confidence and esteem of the public. The London is intended to make two trips up the lake and two trips down each week, abstaining from work on the Sabbath. After leaving Buffalo, she will call at the following places, viz. Port Colborne, the Grand River, Port Dover, Port Ryerse, Port Rowan, Port Stanley, Round O, Amherstburgh, and finally end her trip at Detroit. On her return trips to Buffalo, she will also call at the above mentioned places. The London will of course be a great advantage to the British side of Lake Erie, but before the season commences it will be necessary to effect a great change in the tolls collected at the different ports on the lake. It appears incredible, yet is nevertheless the fact, that under the present scale of tolls at these ports, the London would have to pay at one of them, no less a sum than $2,000 for a single season! The matter has been brought under the notice of the Governor General, and no doubt a remedy will be applied in sufficient time to enable the proprietors to run the London at the opening of the navigation. [Niagara Chronicle]

p.3 meeting about connecting the head of Lake Ontario with Owen Sound. [Hamilton Gazette]

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1844