The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 25, 1847

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p.2 We are pleased to find that another new steamer is shortly to be placed on the Kingston Line by the proprietors of the Canada and Highlander; she is to be called the Passport, and will exhibit another proof that Canada, like all the rest of the world, is going ahead. We need say nothing of the beautiful and exciting nature of the trip from Montreal to Kingston, and back to the Capital. The descent of the rapids at the Coteau is of itself well worth all the money paid for both fares. For those who have not yet passed these sublime works of nature, it must be impossible to conceive the magnificence of the career upon which the vessel enters when she reaches these ever-rushing waters. One minute these vessels are gliding through waters smooth as glass, the next, on turning the point of an island, the river appears agitated beyond conception, boiling and roaring, as if lashed by the power of a mighty tempest; yet not a breath of air is felt, and the stately vessel is literally sucked into the turmoil, and borne downwards with a rapidity which would defy the strength of steam to stem her onward progress, were certain destruction before her. The descent of a rapid such as that at St. Timothy, must be experienced to be understood, and really those who have the means and opportunity, would do well to try it, during the present fine weather. From experience we can recommend the line we have mentioned, to all who design to travel by this route. The captains are experienced, and the stewards and cooks understand their part of the business to perfection. [Montreal Herald]

City Council - Report of G. Clark, lighthouse keeper, stating that the Lighthouse is in a very inefficient state, on account of rain coming through roof. Referred to Mr. Coverdale.


Port of Kingston.


May 20th - Schr. Princess Victoria, 1350 bbls. flour.

Schr. Royal Tar, 1437 bbls. flour, Jas. A. Walker & Co.

Schr. General Wolfe, 4273 bush. wheat, sundries.

May 21st - Schr. Britannia, 118 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane; 507 do., Quebec F. Co.

Schr. George, bbls. flour (sic), Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Brothers, 854 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Emerald, 517 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

May 22nd - Schr. Peacock, 625 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. Merchant Miller, 1400 bbls. flour, Jas. A. Walker & Co.

Schr. Amelia, 1060 bbls. flour, Jas. A. Walker & Co.; 440 do., Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Elizabeth, 1002 bbls. flour, Jas. A. Walker & Co.; 398 do., H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Perry, 900 bbls. flour, 500 bush. wheat, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Highland Chief, 570 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Julia Ann, 11,000 bush. wheat, Angus McLeod.

Schr. Duke of Wellington, 550 bbls. flour, 140 do. pork, Hooker, Henderson & Co.

May 24th - Schr. Trafalgar, 700 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Adelia, 1050 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Shamrock, 1257 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker.

Schr. Hectorine, 500 bbls. flour, Jas. A. Walker & Co.

May 25th - Schr. Queen Victoria, 110 pcs. timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Don, 400 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane; 200 do. Jas. A. Walker & Co.; 40 do. ashes, McCuaig & Co.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 25, 1847