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

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p.3 The Weather - The season of navigation is drawing fast to a close. The River Mail boats are still running, but the coming week will be their last. The Gildersleeve will make trips hence to Dickenson's Landing as long as the weather permits, but the other boats will be laid up. Of the Lake Mail Boats, the City of Toronto is the only one running, and one trip more is all that she will make. The Magnet, unhappily sunk at the mouth of the Beauharnois Canal, will be got up and brought up to Kingston, where it is probably she may remain all winter. Of the American Line of Lake Steamers, one or two are still in motion, but the present week terminates their season. The Bay of Quinte boats will run as long as the season allows it. Hitherto, the season has been remarkably mild and open, and the weather has been anything but cold.

Opening of Rideau Canal - We are happy in being enabled to state that the works at Brewer's Mills are completed, and that the Rideau Canal has been this morning opened to the forwarders. This is a matter of some importance to the public. The Canal has been closed the most part of the summer, and the forwarding business has been almost at a standstill in consequence.

The Steamer Prince Albert will take her place on the route immediately. She has been purchased by a new Company for £2000, and she is to run as a passenger boat in future. [Bytown Packet 20th]

Canadian Wheat - ...The schooner William is in with a cargo of 2,800 bushels Canadian wheat from the Gore District which sold for milling upon terms not fully transpired, but at about $1.32. It is of a superior quality, equal to the best Genesee wheat, and pays a duty here of 20 per cent. [Oswego Times]

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