The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1844

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p.3 Travelling - "Opposition is the life of trade," is an old say, and like all old says has a good share of truth in it. There is scarcely a season comes that does not bring with it an opposition Steamboat. Last summer we were steamed to Hamilton, and delighted by the fierce blasts of contention between the piper of the Sir Charles and the bugler of the Admiral, all for sevenpence halfpenny; the public danced, and the Sir Charles' owners paid the piper. Just now we have got the Frontenac running for the dear life against the Royal Mail Line; and so the public are treated to a cabin passage for two dollars, or a steerage, cheap and nasty for a quarter, all the way to Kingston. The steamers foam and hiss and screech and "go it" with venomous determination, whilst our good-humored friends the public, keep their hands stationary in their pockets, and look on with approbation and a leer. So passes the world along. [Toronto Star]

ad for steamer Charlotte. July 12th, 1844.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1844