The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1847

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p.2 Traffic on the Welland Canal - During the present season we expect to be enabled to publish the vessels passing through the Canal, which we have not had an opportunity of previously doing since it became Government property. Room could not be spared in this impression for the list up to the present date, but we shall catch up next week, and afterwards give the return weekly. It will be useful as showing the amount, direction and articles of traffic.

From the opening of navigation to the last of April, 185 vessels passed through, of which 127 went up - 84 from Oswego and 43 from Canadian ports; of the latter, 23 were to American ports, (11 from this place,) 14 to Canadian ports, and 6 to St. Catharines and Thorold. There were 27 downwards to Oswego, and 41 to - 18 being also from - Canadian ports. The cargoes from the other side are nearly all of grain, from this side flour principally.

In the same time 47 scows passed up or down, carrying principally stone, gravel, staves and hoops. In 1844 106 vessels passed through the first 17 days of navigation - 160 this year. [St. Catharine's Journal]

Travelling House - house on scow cleared from Port Robinson for St. Catherines. [St. Catharine's Journal]


Port of Kingston.


May 14th - Schr. Clyde, 1583 bbls. flour, Hooker, Henderson & Co.

Schr. George Moffatt, 952 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Maid of the Mill, 6088 bush. wheat, 272 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Isabella, 710 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane; 73 do. pork, James A. Walker & Co.

May 15th - Schr. Phenix, 1026 bbls. flour, J.H. Greer & Co.

Schr. Elizabeth, 1411 bbls. flour, J.A. Walker & Co.

Schr. Edith, 5670 bush. wheat, 50 bbls. pork, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Perry, 318 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones; 593 do., Quebec Forwarding Co.

Schr. A.J. Brown, sundries, J.A. Walker & Co.

Schr. Henrietta, 5500 bush. wheat, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Ellen, 82 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane; 3368 pipe staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Elizabeth, 958 bbls. flour, J.H. Greer & Co.

Schr. Lord Seaton, 108 pcs. oak timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

May 17th - Schr. Juno, 1000 bbls. flour, 3500 cwt bran, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Jesse Woods, 650 bbls. flour, sundries, J.A. Walker & Co.

Brig Liverpool, 250 pcs. timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Hannah Counter, 83 pcs. timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Ontario, 1000 bbls. flour, 20 packages, Quebec F. Co.

Schr. James Coleman, 1888 bbls. flour, 147 do. ashes, Jas. A. Walker & Co.

Schr. Dolphin, 35 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson; 266 bush. potatoes, Mr. Holmes.

Schr. Wm. Penn, 94 pcs. white oak timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Mary, 208 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Brother, 200 bbls. salt, sundries, Jas. Williamson.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1847