The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1845

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p.2 On the 1st a race came off between the steamers London and Buffalo; the former being the swiftest British boat on Lake Erie, the latter the smartest among the American. The Buffalo started from Erie 32 minutes before her antagonist, after making every preparation with split hickory, etc. she was about seven miles ahead when the British boat left the wharf; but when she arrived at Buffalo (90 miles distant,) was only two miles astern having gained five miles upon the American champion. Captain Vanallen of the London is much opposed to racing, as well as the engineer, who has a large share in the boat; and it therefore took a great deal of banter to force on the contest. We trust the Americans will be satisfied with the defeat they have received, and that no more of these rather dangerous trials of speed will be necessary [Chatham Gleaner]



Port of Kingston - Arrived.

July 10 - Bark Eleonora, Port Dalhousie, 386 pcs. oak; Str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 104 bbls flour, 6 do pork, 265 bags wheat.

July 12 - Sch. St. Patrick, Howard, 11630 pipe staves; Hannah, Cobourg, 616 bbls water lime; Briton, Presqu'Isle, 252 bbls flour; Rose, Port Dalhousie, staves, 381 bbls flour; Sarnia, 11286 standard staves; propeller Beagle, Humber River, 1000 bbls flour, 50 bags ; sch. Maid of the Mill, Catfish Creek, 40,000 E.I. staves; Hornet, Oswego, 234 bbls water lime; Illinois, Rochester, 445 bbls flour; Star, Oswego, 30 hhds. sugar, 25 bbls rice, 25 boxes twist, 10 bxs and 5 hf hhds tobacco, 51 doz. corn brooms; Resolution, Port Sarnia, 214 butt staves; Queen Victoria, 30 Mile Creek, 113 pcs. oak; Minerva Cook, Port Dalhousie, 170 pcs oak; Gen. Brock, St. Catherines, 93 pcs. oak; Sir R. Peel, Whitby, staves.

July 13 - Sch. Hannah Counter, Port Dalhousie, 75 pcs. oak; Princess Royal, Hamilton, 1379 bbls flour, 29 kegs butter, 5 bbls ashes, 3 mill stones; Telegraph, Port Dalhousie, 6435 staves; Almeda, St. Catherines, 1010 bbls flour, 15,000 W.I. staves; Merchant Miller, St. Catherines, 1492 bbls flour; Nile, Cobourg, 503 bbls flour, 6 do ashes.

July 14 - Sch. Jane & Eliza - Hamilton, 8932 gross pipe staves; Canada, Port Credit, 94 pcs. oak; Thistle, Port Stanley, 511 bbls flour, 1116 bus corn, 13 bbls ashes, 17 kegs butter, 689 pipe staves; Ontario, Port Dalhousie, 400 bbls flour, 4383 pipe staves.

July 15 - Sch. Henrietta, Dunwich, 5021 bus wheat, 209 do rye; Gen. Wolfe, Port Dover, 75 bbls flour, 7000 stand. staves, 8 bbls ashes, 27 bbls whisky; str. Prince Edward, Bay Quinte, 168 bbls flour; 5 do ashes, 63 bus oats, 62 bags peas, 13 bbls seed; sch. Lord Seaton, Hamilton, 87 pcs oak, 790 pipe staves, 1517 W.I. do.

July 16 - Str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 234 bbls flour, 3 do pork, 11 do ashes, 29 sheep; sch. Anne Jane Brown, Port Hope, 374 bbls flour, 6300 pipe staves; Martha Freme, Cleveland, 916 bbls flour, 161 bbls pork, 33810 lbs stone coal; Pulaski, Oswego, 234 bbls middlings, 41 bbls flour; Massachusetts, Monroe, 16847 gross W.I. staves, 3126 pipe do.


Via the Canadian Shore

The New, Fast Sailing, Low Pressure Steam Boat


Capt. H. Van Allen,

Will, until further notice, make two trips each week, between Buffalo and Detroit, via the Canada shore, as follows:


on Monday and Thursday mornings, at 10 o'clock.


on Tuesday and Friday evenings, at half past 6 o'clock.

Leaves Port Stanley (Canada West) for Buffalo, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 10 o'clock, and for Detroit, on Monday and Thursday evenings, at 9 o'clock.

Distance from Buffalo to Port Stanley, C.W. - 145 miles.

Distance from Port Stanley to Detroit, 160 miles.

Whole distance from Detroit to Buffalo, 305 miles.

Through in 24 hours.

The Steamboat Gore and Steamboat Brothers, running in connection with the London, will leave immediately on her arrival at Detroit. The Gore for Goderich, Owen's Sound, and Penetanguishene, and Brothers for Chatham. Emigrants and others travelling to Western Canada, or Michigan, will find this route pleasant, expeditious and cheap.

For Freight or Passage

Apply to Capt. Van Allen on board, or to

D. Bromley, Broad Street, New York.

H. Bromley & Co., Albany.

H.S. Beecher & Co., Buffalo.

Watkins & Bissell, Detroit.

William Hope, Niagara Dock.

James Macklem, Chippewa.

H.B. Bostwick, Port Stanley, C.W.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1845