The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1848

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p.2 Revolution in Navigation and Commerce - The grand object which has been so long a desideratum with our Western Merchants is at length accomplished. The steamer Commerce, Capt. John Cochrane, left Kingston at 12 o'clock on Saturday night 15th inst., and reached Port Stanley at 4 o'clock on Tuesday the 18th. She was detained 14 hours in the canal, making a run from Kingston through the canal in 50 hours coming up Lake Erie in a heavy gale of wind. She will run regularly from Port Stanley to Montreal without breaking bulk at Kingston. Her enterprising proprietors Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, of Kingston, deserve to be encouraged by our Western Merchants. We understand they intend to build another immediately. [Western Canadian]

p.3 Steam Ferry - The Kingston and Wolfe Island Ferry Company have just placed upon the route their new boat built here for the purpose. The ferry boat is propelled by a low-pressure engine of 20 horse power, manufactured at Honeyman's Foundry. We understand that this is the 1st low-pressure engine constructed in this city, and we have been very much pleased in noticing its easy and correct working. A proof of the latter may be observed in the fact that it has accomplished 30 strokes per minute - a rapidity of execution which speaks well for the excellency of the workmanship. [Chronicle & News]

Arrivals at the Port of Kingston.

April 20th - Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. Princess Royal, Toronto, gen. cargo.

Prop. Genesee Chief, Oswego, gen. cargo.

21st - Str. Lady of the Lake, gen. cargo.

22nd - Brig Breeze, Toronto, 4370 bbls. flour, E. Browne & Co.

Schr. Clarissa, Port Credit, 917 bbls. flour, J.H. Greer & Co.; 100 do. do., Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Empire, Toronto, gen. cargo.

Schr. Mohawk, Oshawa, gen. cargo.

Schr. Avenger, Buffalo, 520 bbls. tallow, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Schr. Scotland, Toronto, 830 bbls. flour, Glassford & Smith; 900 do. do. (unknown)

Str. Cataract, Oswego.

Schr. Sarnia, Hamilton, 1600 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

24th - Str. Prince of Wales, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Schr. Scotia, Port Dover, 291 bbls. whiskey, 90 do. pork, 60 do. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Clyde, Hamilton, gen. cargo.

Brig Woodman, Port Hope, 1528 bbls. flour, Messrs. McCuaig.

Str. Prince of Wales, Belleville, gen. cargo

Schr. Shannon, Port Credit, 1650 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Adrian, Toledo, 736 bbls. pork, Quebec Forwarding Company.

Str. Princess Royal, Toronto, gen. cargo.

Str. Passport, Lachine, passengers and baggage.

Str. Gildersleeve, Lachine, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Georgiana, Port Dover, 1142 bbls. flour, 24 do. pork, J.H. Greer & Co.

Str. British Queen, Lachine, passengers and baggage.

Prop. Genesee Chief, Rochester, gen. cargo.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1848