The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 26, 1847

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p.2 St. Catharines - description, mentions drydocks belonging to Welland Canal.

The British Whig of the 11th inst. informs us that a new line of Steamers will ply between Kingston and the "head of the Lake" next season. Our contemporary seems to speak on good grounds, for he says, "we have been requested to state," but he does not say who are the enterprising individuals engaged in the speculation. We should like to hear something more of the matter. The Hamilton Spectator of Wednesday, has an article on the subject, on the necessity of the proposed line running to Hamilton, "merely stopping at Toronto to land passengers and discharge freight as at other ports on the route." To run direct to Hamilton and save transhipment of the Hamilton consignments may be all very well, but we think the greater amount of business done at Toronto, and its superior harbor, will suggest the propriety of its being made the chief stopping place. There is rather more to do, and a safer berth to lie in than at "other ports on the route." [Toronto Canadian]

Note. - The proprietors of the New Line will be the Hon. John Hamilton, Capt. Hugh Richardson, and one other gentleman.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 26, 1847