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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), June 22, 1846

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p.1 Launch - The large Steam-boat built at Chippewa, by the Niagara Harbor & Dock Company, was launched on Thursday last, at Noon, in the presence of a vast number of spectators. The builder, Mr. Ewe, was kind enough, last Winter, to take us to see the progress of the work and the dimensions of this splendid vessel. On deck her length is 204 feet, breadth of beam 29 feet, utmost breadth, 65 feet 3 inches. The engine is to be of 150 horse power, 60 inch cylinder, and 10 feet stroke, wheel 30 feet diameter, with 10 feet bucket. She is called the Canada, Miss Kirkpatrick having had the honor of conferring the name.

Success to this new inhabitant of Lake Erie; and to the enterprising company whose efforts have given to our Lakes, many a stately vessel, each "walking the water as a thing of life." [Niagara Mail]


News Marine List.

Port of Kingston - Arrived.

June 15th - Schr. Queen Victoria, Stoney Creek, 140 pcs. Oak; Schr. M. Cook, Port Dalhousie, 100 pcs. Oak; Schr. Hannah, Grafton, 616 bbls. Flour; Schr. A. Gage, Stoney Creek, 2376 bush. Wheat; Schr. Hannah Counter, Port Dalhousie, 115 pcs. Oak; Schr. Diana, Port Hope, 296 bbls. Flour; Schr. Isabella, Port Hope, 835 bbls. Flour; Stmr. Canada, Lachine, 4 bbls. Pork, 2 bbls. Flour, 1 lot of crockery.

June 16th - Sch. Brothers, Windsor, 528 bbls. Flour, 29 bbls. Pearl Ash, 4 bbls. Potash; Schr. Clyde, Port Ryerse, 700 bbls. Flour, 3445 bush. Wheat; Schr. Ellen, Amherstburgh, 1017 bush. Oats, 3972 bush. Wheat, 4 hhds. Leaf Tobacco; Schr. General Brock, Port Dalhousie, 79 pcs. Oak; Prop. London, Humber River, 9;01 bbls. Flour; Stmr. Gildersleeve, Ogdensburgh, Sundries.

June 17th - Schr. A.J. Browne, Port Hope, 993 bbls. Flour, 1858 bush. Wheat, 1 bbl. Ashes; Schr. Emerald, Darlington, 2406 bush. Wheat; Sch. Resolution, Chatham, 2215 bush. Wheat, 2 boxs; Schr. Sovereign, Hamilton, 1600 bbls. Flour, 5 bbls. Potash, 40 bbls. Barley; Schr. Royal Tar, St. Catherines, 1460 bbls. Flour; Schr. Lady Bagot, Port Ryerse, 800 bbls. Flour, 3166 bush. Wheat; Schr. Eliza White, Oakville, 1300 bush. Wheat; Schr. Waterloo, Hamilton, 1112 bbls. Flour, 192 bbls. Pork; Schr. Jesse Woods, St. Catherines, 912 bbls. Flour; Schr. Nile, Cobourg, 500 bbls. Flour, 7 bbls. Pearl Ashes; Schr. Thames, Hamilton, 988 bbls. Flour; Schr. Edith, Windsor, 900 bbls. Flour, 5000 Staves; Schr. Star, Pultneyville, 263 bbls. Flour; Stmr. Highlander, Ogdensburgh, Sundries; Stmr. Lady of the Lake, Sackett's Harbor, Sundries.

June 18th - Schr. Mariner, Hamilton, 202 bbls. Flour, 1000 bush. Wheat; Schr. Carrier Dove, Port Credit, 1344 bush. Wheat, 206 bbls. Flour; Schr. Trafalgar, Oakville, 3000 bush. Wheat, 25 bbls. Flour; Schr. Lord Durham, Oshawa, 1160 bush. Wheat, 429 bbls. Flour; Brig. Breeze, Beamsville, 14853 bush. Wheat, 42 bbls. Ashes; Stmr. St. Lawrence, Sundries.

June 19th - Schr. William Penn, Port Dalhousie, 61 pcs. Timber; Schr. Hectorine, Port Credit, 1912 bush. Wheat; Schr. Lord Byron, Port Credit, 720 bbls. Flour; Schr. Jessie, Thorold, 1344 bbls. Flour; Bark Grampus, Port Dalhousie, 284 pcs. Oak; Scow Shark, French Creek, 500 bush. Oats; Schr. Scotia, St. Catherines, 1378 bbls. Flour, 15 bbls. Ashes, 1200 pipe Staves; Schr. Julia, Port Burwell, 8000 pipe Staves; Schr. Star, 10047 staves; Schr. Elizabeth, Toronto, 1300 bbls. Flour; Schr. Jane & Eliza, Humber, 1300 bbls. Flour; Brig. Lilla, Port Dalhousie, 164 pcs. Oak; Schr. Shannon, Port Ryerse, 3150 bush. Wheat, 903 bbls. Flour, 29 bbls. Ashes; Schr. General Wolfe, Hamilton, 1211 bush. Flour, 14 bbls. Ashes; Schr. C.P. Thompson, Port Stanley, 500 bbls. Flour, 3731 bush. Wheat, 25 bbls. Ashes; Schr. Europe, Beamsville, 7672 bush. Wheat; Schr. Concord, Hamilton, 775 bbls. Flour; Stmr. Gildersleeve, Lachine, Passengers & Merchandize; Schr. Elizabeth, Detroit, 715 bbls. Flour; Schr. Sylph, Cleveland, 203 bbls. Flour, 50 bbls. Pork, 4491 bush. Wheat; Stmr. Rochester, Oswego, 100 bbls. Flour, Passengers & Sundries.

June 20th - Schr. Rose, Port Credit, 1051 bbls. Flour, 1229 bush. Wheat; Schr. Wm. H. Merritt, Hamilton, 100 bbls. Flour; Schr. Telegraph, Port Dalhousie, 590 bbls. Flour; Brig. Mohawk, 1187 bbls. Flour; Stmr. Canada, Lachine, Goods & Passengers; Schr. Juno, Chatham, 8000 Staves, 5 bbls. Ashes; Schr. Adelia, Stoney Creek, 2712 bush. Wheat; Schr. Ottawa, 3919 bush. Wheat, 60 bbls. Flour; Schr. Mayflower, Cleveland, 60 bbls. Flour, 3000 bush. Corn; Brig. Breeze, Hamilton, 14000 bush. Wheat; Propeller Ireland, Toronto, 3005 bbls. Flour, 10 bbls. Pork.



Mail Line between Kingston and Montreal.

Steamboats and Stages.

The most desirable, safe and expeditious route.

The public are informed that the following are the arrangements for this season.

The commodious and fast Low Pressure Steamers -

Highlander, Capt. Stearns,

Canada, Capt. Bowen,

Gildersleeve, Capt. Maxwell,


Will ply daily from Kingston to Lachine, (9 miles from Montreal), leaving Kingston every morning at 7 o'clock, and arriving at Lachine early next morning. From thence Passengers are conveyed by Stage to Montreal immediately on the arrival of the Boats.


From Lachine the Boats leave every day at noon, on the arrival of the Mail and Passengers from Montreal, and reach Kingston on the following afternoon, in time for passengers to take the Steamers for any Port on Lake Ontario.

The Stages will leave the Office, McGill Street, every morning at half-past ten o'clock.

The Boats pass through the Lake of the Thousand Islands and all the Rapids by day light, touching at the following places: - Gananoque, Brockville, Maitland, Prescott, Ogdensburgh, U.S., Matilda, Williamsburgh, Cornwall and Coteau du Lac.

River St. Lawrence Steam Boat Office,

Kingston, 20th June, 1846.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), June 22, 1846