p.2 A large barque, called the Grampus, owned by Messrs. Gunn, of Hamilton, is now lying at Brown's Wharf, and is well worth going to see. Her owner purposes sending her freighted with produce to England next Spring. The undertaking of forwarding from Canada, Flour etc., to the Home Market without breaking bulk, is an experiment which we should be glad to see prosperously worked out, in as much as any advantages which the Agriculturist of Western Canada ought to derive from Grain, etc. being abundant and cheap here, while it is scarce and dear in Britain, are altogether neutralized by the high rates of transport between Lake Ontario & Liverpool... [Toronto Herald, Nov. 13th]
p.3 Closing of the Navigation - The Weather continues as mild as in the middle of August. The Mails from Montreal and Toronto, both due, are not yet arrived, the Sovereign having ceased running, and the Henry Gildersleeve, due last night, has not yet made her appearance. Of the American Boats, the Niagara and Lady of the Lake are yet running, but the other two are laid up. The Forwarders are still sending Steamers and Barges to Montreal in full numbers. There has been no ice as yet in the Rideau Canal, therefore the presumption is, that all goods on the way hither will arrive before the shutting up of the Canals. After next week, the Forwarders will not risk the detention of their Boats in the Canal, but bring them up by the River; as McPherson & Crane's Steam Tug - the Ottawa, fully repaired, will be put upon that route immediately. Last season, the latest barge for Montreal left on the 29th November, and in 1843, on the 6th December. The latest steamer that returned from Montreal in 1844 left Kingston on the 16th November.