The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1848

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p.2 Something New - We understand our townsman, Mr. Matthew Gray, had on Friday last the good fortune to pilot over the Long Sault safely, the full rigged bark Allan Gilmour, belonging to Messrs. Gilmour & Co., of Montreal, and intended to ply between Quebec & Halifax. She had on board 2,600 bbls flour, is of 120 feet keel, 25 feet beam, and 9 feet depth of hold. She passed Prescott with top gallants and royals set, together with main & mizzen gaff top; and although Mr. Gray had strict injunctions to pass her through the Cornwall Canal, yet he and the Captain thought they would take the slope of the Sault with all sails set, and with the exception of one slight touch in the shallowest part, scarcely felt, the feat was successfully accomplished. [Prescott Telegraph]

Influence of Navigation Laws - editorial says forwarding trade is dead in Kingston.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1848