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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1847

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p.1 plan for towing vessels out of harbor using large umbrellas. [Cornwall Observer]

p.3 New Era in Navigation - On the 20th ult., the 3-masted schooner New Brunswick, anchored outside Chicago harbour, loaded with 18,000 bushels of wheat, with which she had cleared for Liverpool. She goes by way of the Welland Canal and St. Lawrence. This is the 1st clearance of the kind ever made from the inland waters of the Great Lakes for an European port, and constitutes a new era in the history of navigation. [Montreal Herald]

Our Port - On Tuesday last the new steamer England came into our port from below, with a large cargo of Merchandise. This is her first trip, and she fully comes up to all that she was expected to perform. She is built as a regular provision boat, and is capable of carrying under cover, thirty-five hundred barrels of flour. This splendid vessel was built by the spirited and enterprising firm of Wm. Colcleugh & Co., and is intended to run direct from this port to Lachine. Another of the same class of steamers, to be called the Scotland, will be ready in a short time to run the same route, which will make the communication between this City and Montreal complete. - The Scotland is owned by the same indefatigable Proprietors, to whom we wish a most bountiful return. Their storage here is most excellent, and of very extensive dimensions, and "attention," with them is the order of the day. Already they have shipped from their warehouses, for the lower ports, nearly forty thousand barrels of flour.

We are happy to have it to state, that while the above firm is doing so extensive a business they are not interfering with the other Forwarders of our city, who have been too long well known to the public to require any lengthened remarks of ours. [Hamilton Gazette]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1847