The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 22, 1844

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p.3 The Steamer Kent - We are much pleased to learn by the Chatham Journal that this beautiful and fast sailing steamer has commenced her regular trips for the season, plying between Chatham, Detroit, and Amherstburgh. Captain Walter Eberts, her experienced and gentlemanly commander, is as fine a fellow as ever trod a plank; and those who sail with him once will never have cause to regret their choice. The Steamer Kent is a good sea boat, and when commanded by Captain Eberts is a sufficient warranty to prevent accidents, as that gentleman is as good a fresh water sailor navigates the western waters.

Opening of the Welland Canal - Early Navigation - The thorough repair which the old line of canal has undergone this winter has approached so near completion under the efficient management of the Chief Engineer, Mr. Power, that he has resolved to commence letting in the water on the 31st instant; and we are authorized to say that the entire line of the Canal will be in a perfect state of readiness to admit the passage of vessels on the 1st day of April. Gravelly Bay is now entirely clear of ice, and as there is little or none in the upper harbours or lakes, any obstruction to navigation from this source need not be apprehended....

[St. Catharines Journal]



This well known, favourite low pressure boat, will resume her regular trips on the opening of navigation; leaving Kingston as usual, every Tuesday at 2 P.M., and Montreal every Thursday, at 6 P.M.

The owners beg to intimate that some improvement has been made in her boiler, by which they expect her speed will be very materially increased; also other improvements to the boat in general, thereby adding to her comfort and convenience.

H. & S. JONES.

Kingston, March 15th, 1844.

N.B. - H. & S. Jones forbid all persons giving credit to any one on their account, without written orders from their office.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 22, 1844