The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 7, 1848

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p.2 Lake Superior Fisheries - types of fish described. [Journal & Express, Oct. 3rd]

Money Stolen - on steamer Canada on way to Montreal. [Kingston News, Oct. 4th]

Navigation Laws - We have just had a practical example of the evils attending the present navigation laws. A Chicago house has applied to the Provincial Government for permission to send a vessel loaded at that port down the St. Lawrence, and thence to England. The following is the reply from the Honourable Secretary:-

Secretary's Office

Montreal, September 23rd, 1848

Gentlemen:- I have the honor, by command of the Governor General, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th instant, transmitting a communication to you from Messrs. ____ & ____, of Chicago, in the state of Illinois praying to be allowed to pass their barque Utica, in the state of Illinois, through the Canadian waters to the ocean... (part) [Western Globe]


Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

Oct. 2nd - Schr. Jessie Woods, Hamilton, gen. cargo.

Schr. Credit Chief, Toronto, 5703 bush. wheat, J.H. Greer & Co.

Schr. Rose, Adolphustown, 6,000 bush. wheat, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Princess Royal, Montreal, gen. cargo.

3rd - Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. Caledonia, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Str. Cataract, gen. cargo.

Str. Niagara, French Creek, gen. cargo.

4th - Str. City of Toronto, Toronto, gen. cargo.

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

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.

5th - Schr. Welland, St. Catharines, 1696 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane; 758 do. do. Quebec Forwarding Company.

Schr. Britannia, Picton, 1665 bbls. flour, J.D. Bryce & Co.

Str. Prince Edward, Wellington, 1600 bush. wheat, J.K.

Schr. Governor, St. Catharines, 2258 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Schr. Princess Royal, Port Stanley, 5867 bush. wheat, J.H. Greer & Co.

Scow Norman, Port Dover, flour, whiskey, and hogs, J.H. Greer & Co.

Sloop Eliza Morgan, Oswego, 100 bbls. salt, John Mills.

Barge Free Trader, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Str. Farmer, Cape Vincent, gen. cargo.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, gen. cargo.

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

6th - Schr. Jane & Eliza, Port Credit, 1205 bbls. flour, J.H. Greer & Co.

Schr. Ellen, Wellington, 5600 bush. wheat, J.H. Greer & Co.

Str. Farmer, Cape Vincent, gen. cargo.

Steamer Lord Elgin - This substantial and well fitted up steamer has commenced her regular trips between this place and Dundee, calling at the intermediate landings. Having had occasion to travel on board the above boat, we can speak confidently of her superior accommodation, which is quite equal to any on the river, considering the short distance she at present runs. Over all, she measures 170 by 49 feet - has state rooms for families or parties, dressing room, ladies' and gentlemen's cabin, with comfortable berths and clean bedding. We were surprised at the steadiness with which she ploughs the watery element, there being little or no tremor perceptible even at full speed. We understand that it is the intention of her enterprising proprietor, Mr. Farlinger, to add additional accommodation during the winter, and to put her on in the spring, when she will probably extend her trips to Kingston. [Montreal Transcript]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 7, 1848