The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1847

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p.2 Lachine Canal - description of work going on. [Montreal Herald]

Reception of the Governor General - On Thursday last, shortly before noon, the man-of-war Steamer, Cherokee, Capt. Fowell, R.N., made fast at the Commercial Wharf. On board was his Excellency Lord Elgin, accompanied by the Countess of Elgin and suite.....

p.3 2 New Steamers on Lake Ontario - The two Steam Boat Companies who own the Lady of the Lake and the Rochester, and the Cataract and Niagara on Lake Ontario, will each we understand, build a new boat during the coming winter of the first class, to be in readiness in the spring to form a night line to run in connection with the cars of the Oswego and Syracuse railroad. The completion of this road next summer with the plank road from Oswego to Rome, now in a forward state, will form a new era and give a renewed impulse to the travel and business of Oswego. [Oswego Weekly Times]


The new Schooner RACHAEL of between 1800 & 1900 bbls. Flour burthen. She will be sold on advantageous terms.

Apply to


R.R. Young.

Kingston, Oct. 18th, 1847.


For Sale.

Tenders, addressed to the undersigned, will be received at this office until Tuesday the 2nd November next, for the purchase of the

Steam Tug Boat


now laid up at Sorel, with her Engine of Forty Horse Power, manufactured at the St. Mary's Foundry.

Terms of Payment - One third Cash, on signing the deed of sale; one-third payable at 12 months, and the remaining third at eighteen months, with interest from date of sale. The names of two responsible persons to be stated in the Tenders who are willing to become security for the payment of the two last instalments.

The Boat can be seen at Sorel, on application to the officer in charge.

By order,


Secretary Public Works.

Department of Public Works,

Oct. 19th, 1847.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1847