The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1847

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p.2 The Iron Steamer Magnet - This noble vessel calls regularly at this place twice a week, on her way from the City of Hamilton to Kingston, and from the latter place to the former calling at Toronto each way. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on Capt. Sutherland, the proprietor of this fine vessel, for his enterprise. He should be patronized by every person who wishes to promote facilities for lake travel, which Capt. Sutherland has commenced. We wish him every success in his undertaking. We understand that there will be another another Iron Steamer finished next spring, to run in connection with the Magnet. [Port Hope Advertiser]

The Emigrants - The season of immigration is rapidly drawing to a close. The two emigrant steamers, the Gildersleeve and the Fashion, have ceased their trips between Montreal and Kingston, and have gone to other business. The Gildersleeve, after being thoroughly cleaned and re-furnished, to assist in the regular conveyance of the Daily Mail; and the Fashion to do what she did in the spring, that is, tow barges for her charter parties, the Forwarding Houses of McPherson & Crane, and Hooker & Henderson.



In our hurried notice of the reception of the Governor General on his arrival, we unwittingly omitted to advert to the display made by the Toronto Yacht Club on the occasion.

In ample time to meet His Excellency, the several well trimmed vessels left their moorings, making the Queen's Wharf their place of rendezvous. Among them we noticed the

Belle Louise, commanded by Mr. S. Sherwood; the Undine, Mr. E. Jones; the Queen, Mr. George Crookshanks; and the Gazelle, Mr. O'Brien, with many smaller craft.

When the Cherokee, having the distinguished visitors on board, was in the rear of the Light House, the vessels tacked about the Bay until the steamer rounded the buoy moored off the point. At the time she passed, the Gazelle and the Queen lay to leeward, the Belle Louise and Undine being on the starboard tack.

There was a nice breeze stirring, which added in some measure to the effect of the nautical display.

First to salute by lowering her gaff, and the only parties to cheer, were those on board the Belle Louise; (which was acknowledged by his Excellency in bowing, and by his Countess in waving the handkerchief;) the Bermudian rigged craft Undine, lowered her boom; the Gazelle dropped her peak; and all sail was made for the wharf where His Excellency had appointed to land.

The wind was fresh from the East, but the vessels had a fine run up; and the active crew of the Belle Louise were first on terra firma, to greet the Representative of the Queen of the Isles. Following in her wake were the Undine, the Queen and the Gazelle, which vessels made the breast-work a little to the Westward, the crews of which shortly joined their brother tars. [Toronto Colonist]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1847