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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1849

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p.2 The Navigation - The steamer Gildersleeve will go down the river on Monday as far as Dickenson's Landing, and we learn that the Princess Royal will leave Toronto for this port on Monday. The harbor is fairly open. The brig Quebec beat down the river on Thursday, and the schooner Edith came up the same day. The Sophia is about to leave for the head of the lake, and several others are nearly ready to follow.

p.3 Opening of the Navigation - The Steamboat Brothers has commenced her regular trips between this place and Chatham. The Steamer Arrow left Detroit for Cleveland on Monday evening last and returned from Cleveland on Thursday. The propeller Manhattan touched at this port on Tuesday last on her way from Detroit to Cleveland. The steamer Sultana leaves Detroit for Buffalo on Monday evening next. The steamer Michigan passed up the river yesterday. [Amherstburg Courier]

Welland Canal - Within the last few days, the ice is rotting and disappearing rapidly in several parts of the canal, and upon enquiry, we learn that it will be prepared by the first of next month for the reception and passing of vessels - a fleet of which is expected by that time, from Oswego and other ports, so that, in all probability, a full trip will have been made through the Welland Canal, before the Erie Canal is open. Great exertions have been made during the winter, to deepen the rock bottom in the Broad Creek branch, so that on the opening of navigation, vessels drawing nine feet water, can pass through without obstruction. The navigation will at least for the early part of the season, be by the Feeder and Port Maitland, as last year; but the works of the harbor and lock at Port Colborne have been very much advanced, and it is expected, that the short and direct line, by Port Colborne, will be available in a few months. [St. Catherines Journal]




Capt. Parker,

Will leave on Monday morning next, Second April, at nine o'clock, (ice permitting) for Dickenson's Landing, calling at the intermediate places.

Steamboat Office, Commercial Wharf,

Kingston, 30th March, 1849.


The pleasure yacht Jessie, with Spars, Sails, Oars, Ballast, etc. complete, as she now lies at the Kingston Marine Railway Yard. She is in good order, well and comfortably fitted up, has iron centre board, air tight tin cylinders, etc. For further particulars apply to Samuel D. Fowler at the Yard, or to


Kingston, 28th March, 1849.

For Sale - A superior cutter-rigged sailing boat, with 2 jibs, 2 fore and Main Sail, (quite new,) Anchor, Cable and Spars, very complete. And about 10 cwt. Iron ballast. The original cost was £45, and will now be sold at a bargain. Apply to


Kingston, 31st March, 1849.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1849