The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1848

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p.3 Launch - The new Steamer New Era, was launched from Mr. Fowler's Ship-yard at the appointed hour on Wednesday, and in the presence of a very large concourse of the good citizens of Kingston. The New Era is about one hundred and eighty feet in length - the limit fixed for vessels which may be employed on the river, using the St. Lawrence Canals. She is one of the most beautiful models afloat, and when propelled by a powerful engine, as it is intended the New Era shall be, will probably cut the waters of the lake or river with a speed of about sixteen miles an hour. We have not heard on what route the new steamer is to be employed, but we have not the slightest doubt that her good qualities will command for her a large share of public patronage on any.



May 20th - Schr. Lady Bagot, Hamilton, 1500 bbls. flour.

Schr. Scotland, Toronto, 1400 bbls. do.

22nd - Schr. Shickeluna, St. Catharines, 1543 bbls. flour.

Prop. Ireland, Hamilton, 2004 bbls. flour, 64 pork.

Str. Commerce, Buffalo, 250 tons copper ore, 25 bbls. ashes, 31 bbls. pork, 1 trc. hams, 8 bbls. highwines.

Scow Ferry, Sackett's Harbor, 72 bbls. lard.

23rd - Schr. Queen Victoria, Dunnville, 104 pcs. oak.

Shannon, Hamilton, 1666 bbls. flour.

Sarnia, Toronto, 1045 bbls. flour.

Jesse, Whitby, 1510 bbls. flour.

Jane & Eliza, Toronto, 1094 bbls. flour.

Nekicke, Sackett's, 250 bbls. pork.

Illinois, Oswego, groceries, etc.

25th - Schr. Primrose, Black Creek, 500 bbls. flour, 90 bush. rye, 8 barley, 6 oats.

Prince of Wales, 927 bbls. flour, 11 ashes, 2400 bush. wheat.

Victory, Trent, 40,102 ft. lumber.

Olive Branch, Presque Isle, 353 bbls. flour, 29,500 shingles.

Merchant, Port Hope, 445 bbls. flour.

Conductor, Gosfield, 7 hhds. tobacco, 3195 bush. wheat, 580 rye, 21 bbls. pork, 4000 ft. walnut, 6000 staves.

Brigt. Liverpool, Port Dalhousie, 218 pcs. oak.

Propeller Clifton, Oswego, groceries.

26th - Schr. Albion, Port Credit, 819 bbls. flour, 27 pork.

Brig Woodman, Wellington, 508 bbls. flour, 100 bush. peas.

George Moffat, Oakville, 909 bbls. flour.

27th - Schr. Minerva Cook, 125 pcs. oak.

The Iron Steamers - For speed these vessels seem to go ahead of all competitors. Two very fine vessels of this class are in the Mail Lines between Montreal and Hamilton. The Passport, Capt. Bowen, on the River Line; and the Magnet, Capt. Sutherland, on the Lake Line. One very expeditious trip has been made by each steamboat. On Monday last at half-past twelve o'clock, noon, the Magnet left Toronto, and after making all her stoppages, arrived at Kingston at 2 o'clock, the following morning; running time less than 13 hours. On Wednesday morning of last week, at half past seven, the Passport left Kingston; and running down all the Rapids, arrived at Lachine at a quarter past seven o'clock, the same evening, making nine stoppages on the way, and accomplished the trip in less than thirteen hours. This is bringing Montreal within 26 hours of Toronto. [Whig]

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1848