The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1845

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p.3 Opening of the Welland Canal - The new and enlarged locks on the canal, and the excavations necessary for the passing of vessels from lake to lake, are now so very near completion, as to admit of the recommencement of navigation on Thursday next, the1st be a celebration. [St. Catharines Journal, April 24th]

Line of Steamboats - The Royal Mail Line of Steamers between Hamilton and Montreal is now complete and in operation for the season. The Princess Royal, Capt. Colcleugh, and the City of Toronto, Capt. Dick, in addition to the Sovereign, Capt. Sutherland, make daily passages between Toronto and Kingston; and the Canada, Capt. Lawless, the Henry Gildersleeve, Capt. Bowen, and the Highlander, Capt. Stearns, do the same thing, between Kingston and the Coteau; the latter vessel, for the present week are all running, doing the business below the Cornwall Canal. During the recess, the Henry Gildersleeve has been drawn out on the Railway, been fully repaired, and been lengthened thirty feet. This addition makes her the size of the Canada, and if we may judge from her trial trip last week, has greatly increased her speed. In the ascension of the Rapids, she gained one hour on the speediest time she had done it in previously.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1845