The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1849

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p.3 Inland and Atlantic Navigation - Our readers who are not already acquainted with the fact, will be pleased to see the following statistics, showing the progress of our inland navigation:

Mr. Thomas Merritt's schooner Shickeluna carries 300 tons, passes through the Welland Canal and navigates the upper lakes. We understand this is one of the first vessels which pass through the Welland Canal that has trusted herself to the Atlantic.

The New Brunswick, 400 tons, left St. Catharines 11th July last, for Quebec, with 2126 barrels of flour and 81 tons of offals. Mr. Merrit has a regular line of three schooners: the Welland, 240 tons, the Shickeluna, 300 tons, and the New Brunswick, 400 tons, running through the Welland Canal to Montreal, each one performing their trip in a fortnight.

Thus we see vessels of 300 and 400 tons passing from the upper lakes to Halifax or any part of the world. [Thorold Advocate]

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1849