The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1848

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p.2 The Iron Steamers - For speed these vessels seem to go ahead of all competitors. Two very fine vessels of this class are in the Mail Lines between Montreal and Hamilton. The Passport, Capt. Bowen, on the River Line; and the Magnet, Capt. Sutherland, on the Lake Line. One very expeditious trip has been made by each steamboat. On Monday last at half-past twelve o'clock, noon, the Magnet left Toronto, and after making all her stoppages, arrived at Kingston at 2 o'clock, the following morning; running time less than 13 hours. On Wednesday morning of last week, at half past seven, the Passport left Kingston; and running down all the Rapids, arrived at Lachine at a quarter past seven o'clock, the same evening, making nine stoppages on the way, and accomplished the trip in less than thirteen hours. This is bringing Montreal within 26 hours of Toronto.

Her Majesty's Birth Day.

(part) ...The Launch of Capt. Gildersleeve's new steamer took place at 4 o'clock, P.M. precisely. The attendance here was very general. When the last support was knocked away, the elegant vessel slipped into her destined element very gracefully. As she entered the water her name was unfolded by a burgee - it is the New Era.....


Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

May 25rd - Schr. Primrose, Black Creek, 50 bbls. flour, 90 bush. rye, 8 bush. barley, 6 bush. oats, owner on board; 18 cords firewood, William Hayward.

23rd - Str. St. Lawrence, Oswego, gen. cargo.

24th - Str. Rochester, Oswego, gen. cargo.

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

Schr. Prince of Wales, Whitby, 937 bbls. flour, 11 do. ashes, 2400 bushels wheat, H. & S. Jones & Co.

Schr. Victory, River Trent, 40,102 feet sawed lumber, Thomas Overand.

25th - Prop. Clifton, gen. cargo.



From Monday next, and until further notice, the Subscribers will charge the undermentioned Rates of Freight from hence to Kingston.

Salt per Ton 10s.

Pig Iron, per Ton 15s.

All other Merchandise per Ton 20s.



Montreal, 20th May, 1848.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1848