The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1848

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p.2 The Ottawa - The Speed makes her regular trips, arriving from Grenville some evenings as early as 7 o'clock. The Ottawa, from Grenville, as far upwards as it is at present navigable, may be said to possess a good line of steamers, and the communication between Portage du Fort and the upper part of the river, and the city of Quebec never presented such facilities as it does this year. The Emerald and the Oregon are on the old track, and the scenery is as beautiful as ever, while the authorities on board of each are perfectly disposed to fraternize with all kinds of citizens willing to sail under their colors. [Bytown Advocate]

Navigation Laws - discussed in English House of Commons.

Launch - The steamer building at Portsmouth for the Messrs. Platt, will be launched on Wednesday next, at 3 o'clock, p.m. The boat is intended to be run between Hamilton and Montreal.

p.3 Upper Canada Mail Line - The splendid boats belonging to this Line have created quite a sensation in Montreal lately, in consequence of their coming down from Kingston direct passing the Lachine Rapids in perfect safety. All the boats of this line, the Canada, Highlander, Gildersleeve and Passport, are very safe vessels, and the Passport is, without doubt, the most superb steamer on the waters of the St. Lawrence; the saloon is fitted up with great taste and splendor, and far exceeds any thing of the kind ever before seen in Canada. It is said in "Commercial circles" that the Passport, on her next trip, will go down to Quebec, in order to let the good folks of the sister city see what the capital and enterprise of Upper Canada can do; we trust that she will do so, and we have no doubt in our minds but that a daily line between Kingston and Quebec would pay well, and a little wholesome opposition between Quebec and Montreal would be very advantageous to the public interests. [Montreal Courier]



June 3rd - Shr. Elizabeth, Port Metcalfe, 31 bbls. pork, 20 beef, 1 lard, 12 ashes.

5th - Schr. Caledonia, Port Sarnia, 30 bbls. pork, 8 ashes, 13,000 staves.

Prop. Ireland, Montreal, 4600 bush. salt, 3 tons merchandize.

Schr. Lady Colborne, Goderich, 836 bbls. flour, 1 bl. maple sugar.

Clyde, Hamilton, 1080 bbls. flour, 9 ashes.

Elizabeth, Sixteen Mile Creek, 20,000 staves.

Lady Bagot, Hamilton, 1500 bbls. flour.

6th - Schr. Prince of Wales, Whitby, 1028 bbls. flour, 95 oatmeal, 1200 bush. wheat.

Minerva, Cobourg, 887 bbls. flour, 163 oatmeal.

Jesse Woods, Port Dover, 710 bbls. flour, 48 whisky.

8th - Schr. Chief Justice Robinson, Hamilton, 1350 bbls. flour.

Amherstburg, Goderich, 4000 bush. wheat, 6 firkins lard.

Str. Dawn, Hamilton, 2265 bbls. flour, 1 liquor.

Wm. Penn, Port Dalhousie, 90 pcs. oak.

Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 1349 bbls. flour, 6 tons shorts.

9th - Schr. Primrose, Picton, 80 bbls. pork, 82 flour.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1848