The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1845

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p.2 The Beauharnois Canal - We understand that the water was let into this canal on Friday last, and a small steamer, the Albion, went through it on Saturday with a select party, consisting of some of the Executive Councillors, the President of the Board of Works and a few friends. The steamer was passed through the canal and ascended into Lake St. Francis without the slightest difficulty, and returned down the rapids from Coteau du Lac to Lachine. [Montreal Courier]

p.3 A New Enterprize - Our attention was drawn this morning to a neat schooner-rigged craft lying at Greer's Wharf, which we were informed had come through direct from the City of New York without breaking bulk. On making inquiry of the Captain, R.B. Chapman, we found that our informant was correct - and further that the Magnet, for such is her attractive name, was built at Morristown, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., by her enterprising Skipper, will carry 115 Tons, and passed through the Erie Canal with 62 Tons in 3 1/2 feet depth of water. Captain Chapman left New York on the return trip, a week ago last Monday, and found no difficulty on the passage - his vessel working admirably. The Magnet had a freight of some 250 Bbls Pork for this port.

We hope the Magnet will always attract full freights and fair weather, and richly reward the enterprise of her young and enterprizing owner. [Chronicle]


Port of Kingston - Arrived.

Oct. 9 - Sch. Princess Victoria, Hamilton, 1290 bls flour, 35 bls ashes, 47 kegs nails; Col. Powers, Three Mile Bay, U.S., 1463 bus wheat; Rachel, Rochester, 1126 bls flour.

Oct. 10 - Sch. Hannah, Cobourg, 611 bls flour, 14 kegs butter; Emerald, Oakville, 1600 bus wheat; Lady Bagot, St. Catherines, 1500 bls flour; Anne J. Brown, Port Hope, 824 bls flour; Lord Nelson, Port Darlington, 155 bls flour, 2400 bus wheat; Britannia, Port Darlington, 492 bls flour, 32 bls ashes; Minerva Cook, Port Dalhousie, 88 pcs timber (oak); Sophia, Cleveland, 1184 bls flour; Prop. Beagle, Humber River, 1000 bls flour, 8 bls ashes.

Oct. 11 - Sch. Port Stanley (sic), 4652 bus wheat, 6000 feet walnut; William Penn, Port Dalhousie, 105 pcs square oak; Ellen, Oakville, 3602 bus wheat; Maid of the Mill, Port Credit, 4300 bus wheat, 350 bls flour; Jesse Woods, St. Catherines, 925 bls flour; Nile, Whitby, 451 bls flour; Sarnia, St. Catherines, 3000 bus wheat, 580 bls flour; Rose, Port Stanley, 4620 bus wheat, 42 bls ashes, 57 kegs butter; Telegraph, Hamilton, 7840 bls flour; Betsey, - Creek, 3202 pipe staves; Linnet, Turkey Point, 2852 bls flour.

Oct. 13 - Sch. Queen Victoria, Stoney Creek, 131 pcs square oak; Lord Seaton, Port Dalhousie, 90 pcs oak; Canada, Stoney Creek, 74 pcs oak; Carrier Dove, Forty Mile Creek, 1770 bus wheat; Mayflower, Wellington, 2700 bus wheat; Peacock, 1792 bus wheat, 56 bls flour; Perry, Windsor, 1500 bus wheat, 683 bls flour; Sch. Prince of Wales, Whitby, 4000 bus wheat, 411 bls flour, 14 bls ashes; Robert Peel, Hamilton, 730 bls flour; Jane & Eliza, Hamilton, 1162 bls flour, 20 kegs butter; Princess Royal, Hamilton, 1344 bls flour, 19 bls ashes; Str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 269 bls flour; Sch. General Wolfe, Port Rowan, 7000 staves.

Oct. 14 - Sch. Royal Tar, Cleveland, 1349 bls flour, 60 hf boxes glass; Thames, Port Windsor, 4885 bus wheat; Brothers, Windsor, 515 bls flour, 30 ashes; General Brock, Port Dalhousie, 110 pcs timber.

Oct. 15 - Sch. Billow, Cleveland, 600 bls flour, 150 pork; Richard Tinning, Port Credit, 2077 bus wheat; Merchant Miller, St. Catherines, 1483 bls flour; str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 160 flour.



The Steamboat


Will leave Buffalo and Detroit, in future, on the following days:

Buffalo, Monday, Oct. 20, at 6 o'clock, P.M.

Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 22, " "

Buffalo, Friday, Oct. 24, " "

Detroit, Monday, Oct. 27, " "

Buffalo, Wednesday, Oct. 29, " "

Detroit, Friday, Oct. 31, " "

October 1845.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1845