The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), June 26, 1845

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p.2 To the Editor of the News:

Sir: - Knowing the great interest you take in every thing which relates to the trade and commerce of this port, I would call your attention to the fact (should you not have already noticed it) of the arrival of a number of very large and a superior class of vessels from the American side of Lake Erie, through the enlarged Welland Canal. The first of these and I believe the finest, the brigantine Ansel R. Cobb, is a splendid vessel, superior to any one, I venture to say, that ever entered our harbor, both in her mold and general outfit. She is 114 feet keel, 24 feet beam, and 10 1/2 feet depth of hold. Carries 300 tons, drawing 9 feet water, stows 1900 barrels under hatches and 900 more on deck. I am told there are several others as large if not larger on the Upper Lakes, and I trust that now that such vessels can pass through the Welland Canal, our Shipowners will emulate our go-ahead neighbors, in the size and build of their vessels so that we may soon point with pride to a comparison. I may add here that the Ansel R. Cobb is commanded by an Irishman, Capt. McKinty, and as fine a fellow as need walk a deck. Her officers and crew with one exception are "foreigners". On her way up, she took in at Hatter's Bay, 18 toises or 180 ton of building stone for Cleveland, and yesterday stood away for the west, amidst a large fleet of staunch but smaller craft of our own.


Portsmouth Harbour, 19th June, 1845.



Port of Kingston - Arrived.

June 19 - Schr. Amherstburg, Windsor, 69 bls ashes, 8358 pipe staves; Schr. Queen Victoria, Port Dalhousie, 104 pcs. oak timber; Str. Prince Edward, Bay Quinte, 277 bls flour, 38 bls ashes; Schr. Minerva Cook, Port Dalhousie, 77 pcs oak timber.

June 20 - Schr. Andrew George, Wellington Square, 600 bls flour; Str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 6 bls ashes, 5 do flour, 4 do pork.

June 21 - Schr. Hannah Counter, Port Dalhousie, 83 pcs oak timber; Schr. Gen. Wolfe, Cleveland, 1000 bls pork; Sch. Racine, Monro, 5500 W.I. staves, 3524 standard do.; Sch. Sarnia, Rainham, 27 m. W.I. staves, 4086 standard do.; Str. Prince Edward, Bay Quinte, 234 bls flour, 28 oxen; Schr. Mayflower, Wellington, 555 bls flour.

June 23 - Schr. Canada, Port Dalhousie, 61 pcs oak timber; Barque Grampus, Port Dalhousie, timber; Schr. Telegraph, Port Dalhousie, staves; Schr. Jessie, Chatham, 9650 gross standard staves; Str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 13 bls ashes, 13 do flour; Schr. Empress, Cobourg, 630 bls flour; Schr. Briton, Presqu' Isle, 275 bls flour, 31 do ashes; Schr. Trafalgar, St. Catherines, 700 bls flour; Schr. Gen. Brock, Port Dalhousie, 82 pieces oak timber.

June 24 - Schr. Helen Mar, Antrim, 38992 pipe staves; Str. Prince Edward, Bay Quinte, 194 bls flour, 18 do ashes.

June 25 - Schr. Merchant Miller, St. Catherines, 1500 bls flour; Str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 139 bls flour, 2 bls ashes, 47 kegs butter, 12 bls beer, 106 bags peas, 30 lambs and sheep.

Pleasure Excursion to French Creek - "the proceeds of which are intended to aid the funds of the Ladies' Dorcas Society in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist Church;" on steamer Prince Edward, Capt. Bonter. (details)

Attempted Robbery - at counting house of Messrs. Calvin, Cook & Co., Garden Island; it happened twice.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), June 26, 1845