The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), July 1, 1848

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p.3 The American Navy - On Tuesday, the Officers of the American vessel Jefferson, commanded by Captain Howard, and Dallas, commanded by Captain Ottinger, entertained at lunch on board the former of these vessels, a large party of Officers in Her Majesty's service, and civilians. The eatables were catered by Cicolari, and were of primest quality. After partaking of the many good things placed before them, and imbibing just sufficient of the sparkling juice of the grape to justify their feeling pleased with themselves, the party commenced dancing on the deck of the vessel, to the music of the splendid band of the 20th Regt.; and continued the Quadrille and Waltz, until nearly 6 o'clock. During the dancing, Her Majesty's steamer Cherokee, which was moored close to the Jefferson, continued to practice target shooting. Nine of the 16 shots we watched, passed through the target placed at 1200 yds. distance. - The scene altogether was a most delightful one. The booming of the Cherokee's long 68 pounders contrasted with the sweet sounds of the band, and the intermixture of British and American uniforms, had a most pleasing effect.

In the evening the American officers dined at the Mess of the 20th Regt. Next morning, at an early hour, the Dallas, suitably lightened to proceed down the St. Lawrence, was taken in tow by one of Messrs. John H. Greer & Co.'s powerful tug boats. And this morning at 4 o'clock, the Jefferson, also lightened, followed her. Both vessels have every hope of a safe passage. Captain Fraser actively superintends the whole of the arrangements. [Argus]



June 16th - Schr. James Coleman, Hamilton, 2456 bbls. flour, 50 vinegar, 3 ashes, 4 pork, 6 hhds. hams.

Louise, Hamilton, 477 bbls. flour, 4161 bush. barley.

Sovereign, Hamilton, 1451 bbls. flour, 18 barley, 3 ashes, 56 whisky, 15 pork.

17th - Schr. Royal Tar, Sydenham river, 30,000 staves.

Minerva Cook, Stony Creek, 60 pcs. oak, 3000 staves.

Christiana, Oswego, sundries.

Mary, Sodus, sundries.

19th - Schr. Red Bird, Oswego, 10 bbls. salt.

Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 1269 bbls. flour, 3 pork, 6 tons shorts.

Str. Scotland, Hamilton, 2814 bbls. flour, 3 ashes, 4 bxs axes.

Schr. Scotland, Toronto, 1622 bbls. flour, 2 run of stones.

20th - Schr. Clyde, Hamilton, 1560 bbls. flour.

21st - Schr. Erin, Toledo, 4971 bush. corn, 5 bbls. lard oil.

Brig't Woodman, Wellington, 1807 bbls. flour, 7 pork, 2000 bush. rye.

Schr. Jane & Eliza, St. Catharines, 1200 bbls. flour.

22nd - Schr. Mobile, Sackett's Harbor, 200 bbls. pork.

23rd - Scow Oddfellow, Cape Vincent, 170 bush. potatoes.

24th - Schr. Globe, Port Sarnia, 13 bbls. ashes, 80 flour, 6 fish, 59,000 staves.

Jesse Woods, Hamilton, 744 bbls. flour.

Brig't Liverpool, Port Dalhousie, 161 pcs. oak.

Schr. Princess Royal, Maitland, 39 bbls. flour.

Wm. Penn, Port Dover, 72 pcs. oak.

George Davis, Buffalo, stores, etc. steamer Dallas.

26th - Brig W.D. Eberts, Chatham, 5000 ft. walnut, 1 bbl. ashes, 3 herrings, 3 bales wool, 9 casks peas.

27th - Schr. Princess Victoria, Toronto, 1842 bbls. flour, 25 highwines, 24 pork.

Perry, Whitby, 650 bbls. flour, 5 tons bran, 2000 staves.

Sloop Arabella, Oswego, sundries.

Schr. Breeze, Oswego, sundries.

28th - Schr. Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 2408 bbls. flour, 17 tons shorts.

Ardelia, Windsor, 1123 bbls. flour.

Welland, St. Catharines, 720 bbls. flour.

Elizabeth, Port Glasgow, 31,045 staves.

29th - Sloop Pigeon, Clayton, 23 cords tan bark.

30th - Schr. Susan, Oswego, ballast.

Str. Scotland, Montreal, 213 cwt. merchandize.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), July 1, 1848