The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1845

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p.2 Lake Erie - The new steamer London has commenced her regular trips on Lake Erie, making the passage from Buffalo to Detroit and back again, twice a week. She performs admirably, and we learn that her ordinary speed is 15 miles per hour. All the papers praise her, and the Americans are satisfied that she can beat all the steamers they have on Lake Erie. One of their crack vessels - the Rochester - came out as the London left Detroit on her first trip and carrying all the steam she could put on, started for a trial of speed. Nothing was done to accelerate the speed of the London, but at that rate she beat the presumptuous "crack" no less than 20 minutes in as many miles.

We understand from gentlemen who were on board the London during her first trip, that some of the harbours on our side of the Lake are in a miserable condition, and very much require the attention of the Board of Works. [Niagara Chronicle]



(We renew this day the publication of a Shipping List for the Port of Kingston. The list is confined for the present to arrivals from above, but we shall extend it to all arrivals in port, as soon as we shall be enabled to give a correct return.)



April 2 - Sch. Thames, Hamilton, 1171 bls. flour; Kent, do 850 do.

April 3 - Sch. Queen Victoria, from Hamilton, 85 pcs. Oak, 32,000 Staves; Minerva Cook, do 67 pcs Oak, 960 Staves.

April 5 - Sch. Wm. Penn, 70 pcs. Oak, 1100 Staves; Canada, 52 pcs Oak.

April 7 - Sch. Hannah Counter, 113 pcs. Oak.

April 8 - Sch. Alphonso Martin, 55 bls flour, 11407 Staves, 200 bls Pork.

April 11 - Sch. Lord Seaton, 65 pcs Oak, 5030 Staves.

April 12 - Sch. George Moffatt, fm Oakville, 3200 bus Wheat; Ontario, fm Hamilton, 35650 Staves.

April 14 - Sch. Telegraph fm Hamilton, 950 bls flour; Sovereign, do. 1611 do.; Minerva Cook, do. 63 pcs. Oak, 2818 Staves; Scotia, do. 1605 bls flour; Amity, do. 750 bls. do.; Amelia, fm Oakville, 6200 bus. Wheat, 19 bls clover-seed; Gen. Wolfe, fm Port Credit, 1200 bls Flour.

April 19 - C.P. Thompson, fm Twenty-mile Creek, 1531 bls. flour.

April 22 - Sch. Hannah Counter, fm Hamilton, 74 pcs. Oak; William Penn, do. 68 pcs. do; Rose, River Humber, 1300 bls. flour; Queen Victoria, fm Stoney Creek, 119 pcs. Oak; Maid of the Mill, fm River Humber, 1350 bls. Flour.

April 23 - Sch. Sovereign, fm Hamilton, 1613 bls. Flour; Sarnia, do. 1521 bls. do; Telegraph, do. 950 bls. do.; Princess Victoria, do. 1267 bls. do., 24 bls. Whisky; Minerva Cook, 81 pcs. Oak; Canada, fm Stoney Creek, 61 do.

April 24 - Sch. Patrick, Cobourg, 528 bls. Flour.

April 25 - Propeller Beagle, Humber, 900 bls. Flour.

April 26 - Sch. Thistle, Sydenham, 1290 bls. Flour, 16 bls. Whiskey; Prince of Wales, Oshawa, 1302 do.; Caledonia, Toronto, 1330 bls. Flour.

April 27 - Sch. Scotia, Hamilton, 1547 bls. Flour, 25 bls. Ashes, 7 Whiskey.

April 28 - Sch. England, Wellington Square, 1220 bls. Flour; Gen. Wolfe, Port Credit, 1244 do.; Lord Seaton, Hamilton, 85 pcs. Oak; Alphonso Martin, 30,080 Staves; Juno, 1144 bls. Flour.

April 29 - Sch. Thames, Hamilton, 1200 bls. Flour; Britannia, Toronto, 365 do.; Lord Nelson, Port Credit, 618 do; Jessy Woods, Toronto, 400 bls. Flour, 227 Sides 15 hhds. Bacon.

April 30 - Sch. Amelia, Oakville, 1314 bls. Flour, 900 bus. Wheat; Maid, Wellington, 570 bls. Flour, 82 bls. Pork, 2500 bus. Wheat.

May 1 - Sch. C.P. Thomson, Twenty-mile Creek, 1069 bls. Flour; Ontario, Stoney Creek, 6940 bus. Wheat; Amity, Hamilton, 659 bls. Flour, 44 bls. Ashes; Princess Royal, do. 1440 bls. Flour; Minerva, Stoney Creek, 103 pcs. Oak.

May 2 - Sch. George Moffatt, Oakville, 536 bls. Flour, 9000 Staves, 12 bls. Clover Seed; Shamrock, Cobourg, 500 bls. Flour; Propeller Beagle, Humber, 1000 do.; Sch. Sovereign, Hamilton, 1948 do.; Atlantic, Cobourg, 1486 do.; 20 bls. Whiskey; Thistle, Port Darlington, 1163 bls. Flour, 12 bls. Pork, 76 bls. Ashes; Princess Victoria, Hamilton, 1300 bls. Flour; Telegraph, do. 951 do.; Hannah Counter, do. 10 do; 89 pcs. Oak.

May 3 - Sch. Wm. Penn, Hamilton129 pcs. Oak.

May 4 - Sch. Prince of Wales, Windsor, 1388 bls. Flour.

May 5 - Sch. Peacock, Toronto, 363 bls. Flour, 27 bls. Hides; Alphonso Martin, Hamilton, 180 bls. Flour, 18,278 Staves; Lord Seaton, Stoney Creek, 81 pcs. Oak; Richard Twining, Port Credit, 20 bls. Flour, 1700 bus. Wheat; Thames, Hamilton, 489 bls. Flour, 458 do. Pork, 21 do Lard, 10 hhds. Bacon and Hams; St. Patrick, Bond Head, 1632 bls. Flour, 50 do. Pork; Sir R. Peel, Hamilton, 10,000 Staves, 100 bls. Pork, 10 do. Beef.

May 6 - Sch. Rose, Humber, 1300 bls. Flour; Scotia, Hamilton, 1607 do.

May 9 - Sch. Gen. Wolfe, Hamilton, Oakville and Port Credit, 696 bls. Flour, 204 bls. Ashes.

May 10 - Sch. Jessy Woods, Oshawa, 900 bls. Flour; Chief Justice Robinson, Hamilton, 1462 do.; Gen. Brock, Port Credit, 121 pcs. Oak; Thistle, Port Darlington, 1267 bls. Flour, 45 do. Ashes.

May 12 - Sch. England, Wellington Square, 1250 bls. Flour; Propeller Beagle, Humber, 1000 do.; Sch. C.P. Thomson, Toronto, 923 bls. Flour, 422 do Pork, 134 do Lard; Minerva Cook, Thirty-mile Creek, 109 pcs. Oak; Queen Victoria, do, 105 pcs. do; Thames, Hamilton, 1240 bls. Flour; Telegraph, do 950 do; Princess Victoria, do, 1355 do; Sovereign, do 1600 do; Atlantic, Cobourg, 1500 do; Shamrock, Toronto, 1263 do. 5 bls. Ashes; Jane Eliza, Hamilton, 1340 bls. Flour; Princess Royal, do, 1346 do, 70 bls. Whiskey; Nile, Cobourg, 500 bls. Flour; Niagara, St. Catherines, 742 do; 94 bls. Ashes; Amity, Hamilton, 716 bls. Flour; Canada, Oakville, 89 pcs. Oak.

May 13 - Sch. William Penn, Hamilton, 110 pcs. Oak.

May 14 - Sch. Madison, Cleveland, 1076 bls. Flour; brgt. John Dougall, Sandwich, 11 bxs. Bacon, 18 hhds. Ham, 2 tcs. do, 288 tcs. Beef, 40 bls. Pork, 92 half do, 13 Kegs Tongues, 7 tons 6 cwt. 1 qr. Iron.

p.4 M.T. Hunter - Ship Chandler, No. 1 Hardy's Building, Ontario St., Kingston; importers of patent chain cables, anchors, oakum, tar, pitch and rosin, naval stores of every description, boiled linseed oil and paints.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1845