OPENING OF THE BRANTFORD CANAL.
Yesterday about 12 o'clock this important work was opened, and the steamer Brantford, a boat belonging to the enterprising Messrs. Wilkes, direct from Buffalo, loaded with merchandise; the steamer Mesmore and a scow, belonging to Jacob Turner, Esq., loaded with wheat, proceeded through to the town of Brantford. There are three locks, 150 by 32 feet in the chamber, executed in a manner highly creditable to the Engineer and Contractor. The cut is about two miles and three quarters in length, and the whole work cost £25,000. The advantages which must result to Brantford, from the completion of this work, will be immense....
There is a regular and daily intercourse between Brantford and Buffalo, by steam; and the Messrs. Wilkes have boats which trade, without transhipment, to Buffalo.
[Journal & Express, Oct. 27th]
The schooner Ellen, belonging to E. Browne & Co., which left Kingston in ballast, last week, was driven into Wellington on Wednesday last, dismasted and all hands missing. The unfortunate vessel had been loading Fish on the Beach of Prince Edward, and in attempting to claw off the shore, she perished. Nine souls were on board.
St. Lawrence Canals - between Kingston and Montreal are 43 miles in extent; 27 locks, expenditures mentioned.
Kingston Marine List.
Vessels Arrived In Port.
Nov. 2nd - Str. Ontario, Oswego, gen. cargo.
Schr. Ontario, South Bay, 40 cords fire wood, L. Hugh.
Schr. Clarissa, Port Hope, 915 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Company.
Str. Fashion, Ogdensburgh, three barges in tow, D. Mills, master.
Schr. G. Moffatt, Oakville, 264 bbls. flour, J. Fraser; 2517 bush. wheat, J.H. Greer & Co.
Schr. Lilla, Cleveland, gen. cargo.
Str. Prince of Wales, Belleville, gen. cargo; flour and wheat, H. & S. Jones.
Schr. Perry, Whitby, flour, meal and pork, Macpherson & Crane.
OTTAWA RIVER PASSAGE
Change of Arrangement.
Commencing on the 6th instant, the Passage Steamers on this Line, will perform Tri-Weekly Trips only, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting at the same hours as they do at present.
November 2nd, 1848.