The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1848

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p.2 Niagara Falls to Montreal - This trip is now performed by the British Line of Steamers in 36 hours. Passengers go on board the Lake Steamers at 9 o'clock in the morning, and by nine at night of the day after are in Montreal. That is, provided they have the good luck to find at Kingston the iron steamer Passport, Capt. Bowen. This fine vessel now makes the river part of the trip by daylight, leaving here at 7 o'clock, A.M. and reaching Lachine at 8 o'clock P.M. in time for the last train of the Rail Road Cars. This happens once in four days. On the days of the other three river steamboats, travellers from the Niagara Falls reach Montreal on the following morning by day-light, as in previous years.

p.3 Reciprocal Free Trade Between Canada & U.S. [Montreal Herald, July 19th]

Messrs. Hooker & Holton's steamer Free Trader arrived from Michigan City and Chicago at this city on Monday night, and sailed about 8 o'clock immediately for Quebec, where she arrived, as we learn from a telegraphic communication, yesterday about two o'clock. The voyage has thus completed her voyage in about thirty days, out of which she was detained ten days for cargo. She was loaded on her departure from the West, with 11,000 bushels of wheat, equal to nearly 3,000 barrels of flour. We learn that her enterprising owners are well satisfied with her performance on the trip, and propose to send her again on the same voyage. [Montreal Herald]

Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

July 18th - Str. Pilot, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Schr. Scotland, Toronto, 2 mill stones, 1666 bls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Scow W. Pigeon, French Creek, 27 cords tan bark, S.D. Johnson.

Str. Rochester, French Creek, passengers and baggage.

19th - Schr. W.H. Boulton, Bond Head, 2987 bush. wheat, Quebec Forwarding Company.

Str. Prince of Wales, Belleville, 61 bbls. flour, 4 bags pease, E. Browne & Co.

Str. Ottawa, Hamilton, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Perseverance, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. City of Toronto, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

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

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh.

Schr. Canada, Chatham, 11,000 shingles, 5 toise stone, not mentioned.

Brigantine Quebec, Port Metcalfe, in ballast, Captain on board.

20th - Schr. Erin, Cleveland, 4820 bush. corn, James Morton.

Schr. Rose, Toledo, 5447 bush. corn, 4 tierces and 1 case bacon, hams, Macpherson & Crane.

Prop. Ireland, Chicago, 9698 bush. corn, 690 bush. beans, 12 1/2 tons hemp, Holmes, Young and Co., Montreal.

Schr. Sophia, Cleveland, 57 bbls. tallow, 6 do. and 25 kegs lard, H. & S. Jones & Co.; 50 bbls. corn meal, 25 do. flour, 21 do. shorts, 22 do. flour, Quebec Forwarding Company; 63 grindstones, Macpherson & Crane; 261 bbls. flour, 36 tons coal, M.B. Cox; 338 bbls. flour, 39 do. pork, 1 bureau, 1 sofa, 1 shower bath, 1 picture, E.B. Allen, Ogdensburgh.

Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. Ontario, Sackett's Harbor, gen. cargo.

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

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1848