The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1848

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p.2 Reciprocal Trade with Canada [Oswego Times]

Free Trade - on Canadian waters (an editorial).

To Montreal - The River Line of Mail Steamers now descend all the way to Montreal, instead of stopping at Lachine, at least most of them do; the experiment of running the Lachine Rapids having been made carefully, gradually, and by single vessels at a time. Passengers have the option of going by Railroad from Lachine to Montreal, the steamer stopping at the former place a few minutes for that purpose. In ascending, the steamer leaves Montreal at ten o'clock, A.M., and passing upwards through the Lachine Canal, takes up those passengers who come to Lachine by the Cars, at half-past twelve o'clock, noon; thus allowing those who have business to transact two hours to do it. The above is an immense improvement in the intercourse between the Upper and Lower Provinces.

p.3 Another New Enterprise - We yesterday had the pleasure of mentioning the arrival of the first cargo of ore from the Bruce Mines. We have today to record the opening of another channel for Canadian trade. - The Ireland, a steamer of about 300 tons burden is now chartered, and will on Monday sail on Monday from this port direct for Chicago, with a cargo of St. Ubes salt. The charterers are Messrs. Young, Holmes, and Knapp, and we understood that they propose to forward some oil, brandy and other articles out of bond by the same vessel, by way of an experiment on the markets of the Far West. - There will be some salt fish among her cargo - of which we understand a large quantity is consumed in Michigan and the neighboring States, which has hitherto been sent by way of New Orleans, and the Mississippi. It is unnecessary to point out the advantage of the St. Lawrence route over the southern one for that species of Merchandise. There can be no doubt, that with the forwarding facilities now possessed by our mercantile community, the whole of this branch of trade must accrue to us. The vessels which come here with fish from the Lower Ports, will of course always meet with cargoes of provisions for the return voyage. In this enterprize, as in so many others, the hand of the unskilful legislator is perceived in the injury of the merchant. Mr. Christie's exertions in favor of his oriental constituents, have saddled the importer of cod or mackerel from Nova Scotian ports with a duty, whch, we believe, exceeds 75 %. The late intercolonial acts will, however, set this to rights. The steamer, besides the usual articles of produce, will, we are told, bring down a number of live cattle. [This article also appeared in the Chronicle & News of June 7th, 1848 credited to Herald]

Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

May 26th - Schr. Albion, Hart Creek, 819 bbls. flour, 27 do. pork, Macpherson & Crane.

Brig Woodman, Wellington, 508 bbls. flour, 100 bush. pease, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. George Moffatt, Oakville, 150 bbls. flour, Hooker, Henderson & Co.; 779 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

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

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, 59 bbls. apples, owner on board.

Schr. Wave, Oswego, gen. cargo.

27th - Schr. Minerva Cook, Port Dalhousie, 125 pieces white oak timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. Wm. IV, Oswego, in ballast.

Str. St. Lawrence, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Schr. Governor, Port Stanley, gen. cargo.

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

29th - Schr. Enterprise, Napanee, 1543 bush. wheat, 282 bush. pease, 8 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Arabella, Oswego, 3 Church bells, Rev. P. Phelan; 15 bars iron, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. Rochester, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. St. Lawrence, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.

Str. Gildersleeve, Lachine, passengers and baggage.

30th - Schr. M. Miller, St. Catharines, 1220 bbls. flour, 130 bbls. plaster, 21 1/2 tons shorts, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Cataract, Rochester, gen. cargo.

Str. City of Kingston, Montreal, in ballast, barges.

Schr. James Coleman, Hamilton, 2247 bbls. flour, 61 do. oatmeal, 43 do. pork, 47 do. ashes, J.H. Greer; 429 bbls. flour, 6 bbls. pork, 2 cases hams, Quebec Forwarding Company.

Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. Sovereign, Hamilton, gen. cargo.

31st - Schr. George Watson, Buffalo, 350 bbls. pork, 3 tierces hams, 110 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones & Co.

Schr. Lord Seaton, Port Dover, 92 pieces white oak timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

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

Str. Passport, Lachine, gen. cargo.

June 1st - Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

2nd - Str. St. Lawrence, Oswego, 69 bbls. apples, Patrick Campbell; gen. cargo.

Schr. William Gordon, Toronto, 32 bbls. __, 271 bbls. flour, 12 bbls. oatmeal, 2147 bush. wheat, Quebec Forwarding Company; 200 bbls. flour, John Counter.

Str. Prince of Wales, River Trent, gen. cargo.

Brigantine Liverpool, Port Dalhousie, 251 pcs. timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Erin, Cleveland, 4959 bush. corn, 10 bbls. lard oil, 20 bbls. mess pork, J. Morton.




Capt. William Gordon.

Leaves Kingston for Toronto, every Wednesday and Saturday evening, after the arrival of the River Mail Boat.


Leaves Toronto for Kingston, every Thursday and Friday, at 12 o'clock, noon, calling at the intermediate Ports, weather permitting.

Kingston, June 1st, 1848.

Sale of Bankrupt's Stock - the barge Jay, lying at Kingston, belonging to Joseph Pierson.

LIGHTHOUSE SUPPLIES - tenders called for supplying 5250 gallons of winter pressed Sperm Oil for lighthouses on Lakes Ontario and Erie. Inspector General's Office, Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1848