The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1847

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For 1847.

The Subscribers will be prepared on the opening of the Navigation to contract for the forwarding of flour and produce of every description, and to tow transient barges on the route between Kingston and Montreal, at such rates as they hope will ensure them employment. Their steamers and barges being new and in perfect order, they trust to give satisfaction in the performance of all contracts they may enter into.

An opportunity will thus occur to enable owners of schooners or other vessels on the Lakes of not greater than 95 feet in length and 19 feet beam, to engage their cargoes for Montreal, the steamers being of sufficient power to return them to this port laden with up freight.


Kingston, 7th April, 1847.





Will leave Toronto for Kingston, touching at Cobourg every day (Sundays excepted) at one o'clock, P.M. precisely, until the 10th of September; and from the 10th of September to the close of the season, at 12 o'clock, noon, precisely.

Will leave Kingston for Toronto every afternoon (Sundays excepted) at five o'clock, precisely.

Royal Mail Office, Toronto, June 9th, 1847.


New Arrangement


The Splendid and Commodious Steamer

The Steamer


Capt. John Berry,


Will leave Belleville for Kingston, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at half past 3 o'clock, touching at the intermediate ports.


Leaves E. Browne & Co.'s Wharf, Kingston, for Belleville, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons at 5 o'clock, or immediately after the arrival of the Montreal line of Steamers; thereby forming a direct line of communication between that City and the Bay of Quinte.

The above Steamer is fitted up in a superior manner, with State Rooms, and every attention paid to the comfort and accommodation of Passengers.

Belleville, 21st June, 1847.

Notice of Rates for storage in warehouses, by Hooker, Henderson & Co., Macpherson & Crane, James A. Walker & Co., H. & S. Jones & Co.

Kingston 22nd April, 1847


To Let, and possession given 1st day of May, 1848, those extensive premises known as the


Property, comprising the large Railway, capable of hauling out the largest class of Steam Boats, or Vessels; a small Railway for Barges, Scows, etc., Ship Yard, Machinery, Tools, etc., also


Attached, built expressly for dwellings for Ship Carpenters and others, connected with the premises, being in the immediate vicinity of the Ship Yard.

The Subscriber will receive Tenders until the first day of January, 1848, from persons desirous of renting those extensive premises for a term of three or five years.

These premises are now under a rental of £750 Currency per annum. The Railroads have been in successful operation for the last ten years, and from their capabilities and situation, and the vast and constant increase of Shipping must always command full employment. A favorable opportunity is thus afforded to persons desirous to engage in a well established and profitable business.

The whole of the above premises will be leased for a term of 3 or 5 years, rent payable quarterly, for which satisfactory security must be given, and subject to the usual covenants of leases.

Should the Ship Yard be considered too small, it can be extended either by agreement or as valuation.

Tenders will state the rent to be paid, the security to be given, and the period for which it will be taken, and addressed, post paid, to


Railway Wharf, Kingston.

Kingston, 2nd August, 1847.

p.2 Brockville Launch - On Wednesday (Sept. 29th) the new and splendid Steamboat, built in the shipyard of Wm. Parkin, Esq., of this Town, for the Messrs. H. & S. Jones, was launched according to previous announcement. Her keel is 160 feet in length, and her beam 23 feet. She is called the Dawn, being so named by Miss Jones, (daughter of Joseph Jones, Esq. of Maine, in the U.S.) being intended, not alone as the dawn of a new era in the shipbuilding of our good Town: but also, as the dawn of a brighter day in the navigation of our noble river. The Dawn is not quite so long as the Highlander, but she has more capacity for Freight. She is intended to ply between Toronto, Hamilton, and the other Ports on Lake Ontario, and the Cities of Montreal and Quebec. She is not to become a passenger boat, but will be confined to the Forwarding business exclusively. [Brockville Statesman]

Launch - Yesterday there was launched from Mr. Fowler's Ship-yard a covered barge built for Messrs. J.H. Greer & Co., capable of carrying about 2,000 bbls. flour. We have already noticed two or three covered or decked barges put into the trade, and from the fact of this addition being made to the number, we presume they have been found to answer a good purpose. Mr. Greer has, however, made a more complete covering, adding to the upper deck a perfect enclosure of the sides, in the style of the Erie Canal boats. If this class of boats should not prove inconvenient for loading and unloading, we have no doubt it will be generally adopted in a short time.

A Suggestion - when the Gov.-Gen. arrived at Toronto on board the Cherokee, the Toronto Regatta Club turned out with their yachts; the mercantile marine ie. masters of schooners and brigs, should beat about in the offing, decorated with bunting, when he comes to Kingston.

p.3 For Sale - The new Schooner Rachael, of between 1800 and 1900 Bbls. Flour burthen. She will be sold on advantageous terms. Apply to



Kingston Oct 18th, 1847.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1847