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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1848

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p.2 Quick Passage - The Steamer Princess Victoria, of the People's Line of Steamers, Quebec, Capt. Dunlop, lately made the trip from Quebec to Hamilton in four days, the weather being rough and boisterous during the whole passage. She took up 440 passengers, a part of the Duke of Sutherland's tenantry. On her return downwards, she had one of her paddle wheels damaged.

The Steamer Ontario - This most superb vessel came to Kingston, according to promise, on Saturday. She is larger than the Niagara and Cataract, and very much the most magnificent steamer on the waters of Lake Ontario. But while we yield her this praise willingly, we cannot allow that her cabin accommodations are one jot more hand-some than those of the British Iron Steamers, the Passport and Magnet.



From and after the 10th July, current, no steam vessel shall be allowed to pass any of the locks of the Lachine Canal, which shall not have fixed at the top of each of her chimneys or smoke-pipes a wire screen, through which the smoke from the fires of the steam vessel are to pass, with meshes or interstices not more than one quarter inch in width; and any lock keeper who shall permit the passage of any steam vessel or craft propelled by steam, after that date, without such wire screen on such of the chimneys or smokepipes, shall be subject to a fine of five pounds for each offence; and every master or person in charge of any such steam vessel, or other craft propelled by steam, who shall proceed with the vessel under his charge into or in any part of the said canal, or shall permit such vessel to enter or to proceed through any portion of it without such wire screen on each of the chimneys of the vessel or craft, shall be subject to a like fine of Five Pounds for each offence; the fines to be recovered and paid under the provisions of the Act of the Provincial Parliament, intitled, "An Act to amend the laws constituting the Board of Works."

The foregoing regulations have been made by the Governor in Council, in consequence of its having been represented that serious damages have arisen to inhabitants of lands and houses, in the vicinity of the line of the Lachine Canal, from the setting fire to barns and other buildings by means of the sparks proceeding from the pipes of Steam vessels passing the canal; and because great danger exists of such mischiefs being continued, unless some regulation be made for their prevention.

Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

July 7th - Str. Adventure, Montreal, gen. cargo and emigrants.

Str. Queen Victoria, gen. cargo.

8th - Scow __, Brockville, 28 cords tan bark, Jonathan Cole.

Str. City of Kingston, Montreal, 2 barges in tow and 150 passengers.

Schr. General Wolfe, Bear Creek, 7000 staves, Macpherson & Crane; 3000 do. Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Ocean, Oshawa, gen. cargo.

Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. Gildersleeve, Montreal, gen. cargo.

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

Schr. Arabella, Oswego, in ballast.

Str. City of Toronto, Lewiston, 230 bbls. flour, Hooker & Co.; 100 bbls. flour, E. Browne & Co.

Str. Ontario, Rochester, general cargo.

Str. Rochester, Rochester, passengers and baggage.

10th - Schr. Ruper ?, Port Stanley, 1250 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Canada, Montreal, passengers, baggage and freight.

Str. Passport, Montreal.

Str. England, Montreal, 80 tons freight.

Str. Cataract, Rochester, gen. cargo.

Str. Rochester, Rochester, passengers and baggage.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1848