The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1844

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p.2 The Canal - traffic during May - facts and figures. [St. Catharine's Journal, June 14th]

p.3 Steam Boat Traveller - We are authorized to say that this boat was purchased by Mr. Russell for a company. She will be removed to Hamilton in a short time; her Cabins, etc. fitted for passengers. It is intended to run her twice a week, between Hamilton and Kingston next season, and she will be commanded by Capt. Sutherland; his engagements with the Mail Line prevents him from putting the Boat on the route this season. [Hamilton Gazette, June 10th]

Steamer Frontenac - In order to ensure the arrival of passengers at Toronto in time for the steamer Transit for Niagara, the Frontenac will not call at Wellington in future.

A Contest - We understand the Royal Mail Packet Sovereign and the Chief Justice Robinson had a pretty sharp race this morning, on their downward trip. It appears the vessels fell in with each other off Long Point, at which time the Chief Justice was ahead on the starboard bow of the Sovereign; and after an hour's running, the latter vessel passed the former, to the southward, and reached this port about 15 minutes ahead. This meeting was purely accidental, and no extra fuel was used, or extra steam employed. The running was the ordinary speed of the boats.




Capt. Ives.

Will for the remainder of the Season ply between Kingston and Hamilton, as follows:


Leaves Kingston for Hamilton, on Mondays and Thursdays, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, on the arrival of the River Mail Steamer, touching at Cobourg, Port Hope, Darlington, Bond Head, Oshawa, Windsor, and Toronto.

The FRONTENAC will arrive at Toronto in time for the Steamer Transit for Niagara and Lewiston.


Leaves Hamilton for Toronto on Tuesday and Friday Evenings; and will leave Toronto for Kingston on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 o'clock in the morning, calling at Windsor, Oshawa, Bond Head, Darlington, Port Hope and Cobourg.

By this arrangement the Frontenac will reach Kingston in time for passengers to take the River Mail Boat.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on Board, or to the Proprietor, in Kingston.

Kingston, June 18th, 1844.

ads for steamers Bytown, Rob Roy and Caledonia. June 18th, 1844.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1844