The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1849

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p.2 The Lilla - We observe, by the Quebec papers, that the brigantine Lilla, of this port, cleared on the 17th for Limerick, Ireland, with a cargo of deals and staves. The Lilla is, we believe, the 1st of our Lake craft which has undertaken an Atlantic voyage.

Reduced Fares - Competition has extended to the Bay of Quinte. Mr. Weller having placed a line of stages on the land route proposing to carry passengers between Belleville and Kingston in 7 hours at a charge of 5 shillings. The proprietor of the Queen has advertised a reduction in the steamboat fare from 10s. to 6s. 3d. We suppose the Prince of Wales will take passengers at the same rate.



May 19th - Schr. Mohawk, Oshawa, 820 bls. flour, 26 pork, 3 kegs lard, 3170 bush. wheat.

Edith, Toronto, 1120 bls. flour, 200 oatmeal, 4 ashes, 9 lard.

Str. Prince Albert, Bytown, 68 bags potatoes.

Schr. Sir Charles Bagot, Toronto, 1600 bls. flour.

Caledonia, Toronto, 1199 bls. flour, 6000 bls. bacon.

Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 1570 bls. flour.

Schr. W.H. Boulton, Oswego, ballast.

Mayflower, Oswego, 50 bls. salt.

Str. Cataract.

Schr. Dart, Cleveland, 320 bls. pork, 315 corn meal, 22 bls. lard, 97 grindstones, 45 tons coal.

Str. Ontario.

Str. Caledonia, Montreal, merchandize.

21st - Schr. Queen Victoria, Bear Creek, 24,000 staves.

Liverpool, Port Dalhousie, 205 pcs. timber.

Scotia, River Sydenham, 1100 staves.

Str. Prince of Wales, 59 bls. flour.

Schr. Crispin, Chicago, 6905 bush. wheat.

Selma, Oswego, groceries, etc.

Str. Niagara.

Str. Cataract.

Schr. Susan, Oswego, sundries.

22nd - Schr. Elizabeth, Port Dover, 104 bls. flour, 218 whisky.

Prince of Wales, Port Hope, 1208 bls. flour, 1 ashes.

Str. Magnet, Hamilton, 330 bls. flour, 58 oatmeal, 56 kegs lard and butter, 4 casks hams.

Str. Queen Victoria, 227 bls. flour, 32 pork, 10 ashes, 4 whisky, etc.

Str. Sovereign.

Schr. Scotland, Oshawa, 1734 bls. flour.

New Brunswick, St. Catharines, 2429 bls. flour.

Str. Bytown, Montreal, merchandize.

Str. Lady of the Lake.

Str. Niagara.

23rd - Schr. Amherstburg, Port Sarnia, 1 bl. ashes, 13 corn and oat meal.

Schr. G.W. Walker, Oswego, ballast.

Erin, Cleveland, 155 tons coal.

Str. Lady of the Lake.

Str. Cataract.

Schr. Moselle, Oswego, ballast.

Scow Sea Gull, Cape Vincent.

24th - Str. Ontario.

Str. George Clinton, Oswego, sundries.

Str. Caledonia, Montreal, merchandize.

25th - Schr. Coral, Michigan, 256 bls. pork.

Str. Niagara.

Str. Cataract.

Launch at Sorel - At ten o'clock on the morning of Saturday, 12th inst., a splendid new schooner of about 300 tons burden, was launched by Messrs. D. & J. McCarthy. She has been built for Messrs. H. Jones & Co., is called the Sorel, of Montreal, and is intended for the navigation of the lakes, canals and river, having a slip keel. She looks well in the water, and from all we have heard competent judges say, she will uphold the character of her worthy and enterprising builders. [Montreal Gazette]

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1849