The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1847

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It will be seen by advertisements in this day's paper, that the Royal Mail Line of Steamers will leave Kingston for Toronto every afternoon at five o'clock, calling at all the intermediate places on the route. The steamers on this line are ship-built, and have the most elegant accommodations for passengers, while cabin and deck passengers,will alike be free from any contact with sick emigrants, as none are allowed on board the mail line.

Windsor, Darlington, Bond Head, Port Hope and Coburg, successively visited, and passengers can land at any one of the places to which fair fancy may incline.

The places most worthy of note on the route, both from the extent and the delightful scenery amid which they stand, are Coburg and Port Hope.

Cobourg, 110 miles from Kingston, is a handsome town of 4,000 inhabitants, and shows to great advantage from the Lake, and possesses likewise hotels and boarding houses, which combine every comfort and accommodation for travellers.

A communication is constantly kept up between Toronto, Coburg and Rochester, on the American side of the Lake, by means of the steamer America, belonging to the same line, the distance being about 85 miles, and the charge about $2 for cabin passengers.

Port Hope, distance but seven miles from Coburg, is also a delightful and flourishing little town, somewhat smaller than Coburg, situated in a finely cultivated country, and having good water power in the neighborhood; both these places together with the whole line of coast along Lake Ontario are worthy the attention of the tourist; and while the eye is gratified by the enchanting scenery around both, the health and spirits are invigorated by the fresh air from the broad bosom of the lake.

Those persons wishing to proceed still higher up the Lake, can also find steamers connected with the same company, daily visiting the Towns of Hamilton, Niagara, Queenston and Lewiston, presenting an opportunity to visit the celebrated Falls of Niagara or Queenston's romantic and battle-famed Heights.

A trip in these steamboats during the summer months, must prove of incalculable advantage to invalids, ladies, and persons pursuing sedentary occupations; while the charge is so trifling, as to tender the jaunt attainable by almost everyone.

We earnestly recommend our friends "to throw physic to the dogs," settle their doctor's bill, and take an invigorating trip to the Lakes, firmly believing that it will do them more good than all the drugs in the pharmacopecia. [Montreal Transcript]

City Council - (part).... The Tenders were then opened for painting Lighthouse, when that of Messrs. Parker and Sarsfield (£4 10s.) was accepted.

Outrage on Princess Royal - more details - many versions appearing in Toronto papers, asserting that Rev. Mr. Higgins was on wharf inciting rioters; should be cleared up.

Health of the City - steamers Fashion and Gildersleeve are bringing up emigrants in 30 hours from Montreal.

p.3 Died - below Prescott, David Hutcheson, chief engineer on steamboat Traveller, Capt. Archibald McDonald.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1847