The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1848

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p.2 Short Route between Lake Ontario & Huron [Globe]

Navigation was yesterday actively resumed on the Welland Canal, and our good townspeople had again the pleasure of seeing the steamers which had just been unfurled to the spring, in Kingston and Oswego, winding through on their course to the upper lakes. Near twenty we understand passed up in the forenoon. [St. Catharine's Journal]

The Steamer Dawn - This noble vessel arrived at this port, on her first trip, on Thursday last, well laden with passengers for the West. We availed ourselves of an invitation to look through her yesterday, and were really much surprised to find that so splendid a vessel had been devoted exclusively to the conveyance of deck passengers and freight. In appearance she is fully equal to the passage boats on the lake and river, and her speed, we understand, is not a wit behind the best of them. She is calculated to carry 2500 barrels of flour, and having a covered deck from stem to stern, completely protected from the weather, she affords conveniences for deck passengers and freight, which are not equalled by any vessel on the lake. Her engines are of Montreal manufacture, and work beautifully. The steamer herself is a splendid model; and possessing a popular Commander, and efficient Agents, she cannot fail to be a great favorite. The Dawn will leave Hamilton on Monday next, at noon, for Montreal, and in the meantime we have no doubt she will attract many visitors from amongst our Townsfolk. We understand it is the intention of the Proprietors to have the vessel make three trips per month between Hamilton and Montreal. The regular days of arrival and departure will be made known in a short time. Captain Johnson informs us that he intends to make it an object for parties to avail themselves of his steamer, either for the transportation of freight, without transhipment, or the conveyance of passengers, at reduced rates. Deck passengers, and a few gentlemen in the cabin, will obtain superior accommodation. Until the regular trips are announced, any information can be furnished, or arrangements made with the Agents, Messrs. M.W. & F.H. --- [Hamilton Spectator]

The Bark Elenora (sic - Eleonora ), Capt. Cormier, was lost yesterday morning, in entering the Burlington Canal. The wind was high, and the sea was heavy, and the vessel broached to, and struck the South Pier. The vessel is a perfect wreck, but no lives were lost.


Arrivals at the Port of Kingston.

April 14th - Brig Liverpool, Hamilton, 200 pcs. timber, 47 bbls. pork, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. Prince of Wales, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, 24 doz. eggs.

15th - Schr. Ocean, Oshawa, 950 bbls. flour, 44 do. ashes, 21 do. Pork, Macpherson & Crane; 156 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Schr. Shannon, Toronto, 1383 bbls. flour, 1744 bush. barley, McCuaig & Co.

Schr. Elizabeth, Port Darlington, 630 bbls. flour, John H. Greer & Co.

Schr. Clyde, Hamilton, 1311 bbls. flour, 148 do. pork, 18 qr. Hams, E. Browne & Co.

Schr. Ellen, Hamilton, gen. cargo.

Str. Niagara, Oswego, gen. cargo.

April 15th (sic - probably 16th) - F.B. Collins, Oswego, 293 bbls. flour, Quebec For. Co.

17th - Schr. Hannah, Port Hope, 600 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Company.

Schr. Primrose, Picton, barley, rye, oats, Macpherson & Crane; 6 bbls. fish, John Stanton.

Prop. Ireland, Hamilton, 1000 bbls. flour, Holmes, Young & Napp, Montreal; 1500 do. do., Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Prince of Wales, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. Niagara, French Creek, 1 pc. oak timber, Thomas O'Connell.

18th - Schr. Charles Smith, Three Mile Bay, 13 carriages, Jacob V ?

River St. Lawrence - The Royal Mail Steamers will leave this Port for Lachine, every morning, at 7 o'clock. Kingston, 17th April, 1848.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1848