The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1848

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p.2 Lachine Canal - From after the 10th July, current, no steam vessel shall be allowed to pass any of the locks of the Lachine Canal, which shall not have fixed at the top of each of her chimneys or smoke pipes a wire screen, through which the smoke from the fires of the steam vessel are to pass, with meshes or interstices not more than one quarter inch in width; and any lock keeper who shall permit the passage of any steam vessel or craft propelled by steam, after that date, (without ?) such wire screen on such of the chimnies or smoke pipes, shall be subject to the fine of five pounds for each offence; and every master or person in charge of any such steam vessel, or other craft propelled by steam, who shall proceed with the vessel under his charge into or in any part of the said Canal, or shall permit such vessel to enter the said Canal, or to proceed through any portion of it without such wire screen on each of the chimnies of the vessel or craft, shall be subject to a like fine of five pounds for each offence; the fines to be recovered and paid under the provisions of the Act of the Provincial Parliament, entituled, "An Act to amend the laws constituting the Board of Works." The foregoing regulations have been made by the Governor in Council, in consequence of its having been represented that serious damages have arisen to inhabitants of lands and houses, in the vicinity of the line of the Lachine Canal, from the setting fire to barns and other buildings by means of the sparks proceeding from the pipes of Steam Vessels passing the canal; and because great danger exists of such mischiefs being continued, unless some regulation be made for their prevention. [Transcript]

Fire - lighthouse on end of east pier slightly burnt. [Cobourg Star]

The Freight Steamers - Messrs. Hooker & Holton's steamer Free Trader, arrived from Michigan City and Chicago at this city, on Monday night, and sailed about eight o'clock immediately for Quebec, where she arrived, as we learn by a telegraphic communication, yesterday about two o'clock. This vessel has thus completed her voyage in about thirty days, out of which she was detained ten days for cargo. She was loaded, on her departure from the West, with 11,000 bushels of wheat, equal to nearly 3,000 barrels of flour. We learn that her enterprizing owners are well satisfied with her performance of the trip, and propose to send her again on the same voyage. [Montreal Herald]




July 18th - Str. Pilot, Montreal, general description of goods.

Schr. Scotland, Toronto, 2 mill stones, 1666 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

Scow W. Pigeon, French Creek, tan bark.

S.D. Johnson.

Str. Rochester, French Creek, passengers and baggage.

19th - Schr. W.H. Boulton, Bond Head, 2987 bush. wheat, Quebec Forwarding Company.

Str. Prince of Wales, Belleville, 61 bbls. flour, 4 bags pease, E. Browne & Co.

Str. Ottawa, Hamilton, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Perseverance, Oswego, 21 chests tea, 7 hhds. sugar, J.H. Greer & Co.; 1 cask oil, 1 do. rice, 1 bbl. copperas, E. Browne & Co.; 60 bbls. 180 bags fine salt, Peter McIntyre.

Str. City of Toronto, Lewiston, 3 bbls. ashes, 4 cases, Hooker & Henderson; 83 bbls. flour, 5 boxes, E. Browne & Co.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Oswego, general cargo, E. Browne & Co.

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburg.

Schr. Canada, Chatham, 11,000 shingles.

20th - Schr. Erin, Cleveland, 4,800 bush. corn, James Morton.

Schr. Rose, Toledo, 5447 bush. corn, and 4 tierces and one case bacon and hams, McPherson & Crane.

Prop. Ireland, Chicago, 9698 buish. corn, 690 bush. beans, 12 1/2 tons hemp, Holmes, Young & Co., Montreal.

Schr. Sophia, Cleveland, 57 bbls. tallow, 6 do. and 25 kegs of lard, H. & S. Jones; 50 bbls. corn meal, 25 do. flour, 21 do. shorts, 22 do. flour, Quebec Forwarding Company; 63 grind stones, McPherson & Crane, 261 bbls. flour, 36 tons coal, sundries, order; 338 bbls. flour, 39 do. pork.

Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, general cargo, E. Browne & Co.

Str. Ontario, Sackett's Harbor.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1848