p.2 Belleville - description;
...It has often surprised many, that a place of so much enterprise and wealth, as Belleville, should possess so little ambition in the steamboat line. Instead of building and owning exclusively a handsome fast Day Boat, fitted for the Bay and suitable to their position as commercial men, the Bellevillians are content to submit to the long slow dragging of the Prince of Wales, or the equally tedious Queen. These vessels may be suited to days gone by, but they evidently are not to the present go-ahead times. This apathy is really surprising. Not only are the Belleville people indifferent to good steamboat accommodation; but they do not support efficiently the Queen, a boat put on the route and maintained there by their own townspeople. The Queen is very far from being the boat which Belleville ought to own; but she is the first step towards what has been so long wanted, and her accommodations far surpass those of the Prince of Wales, her more successful competitor....
p.3 For Sale - smoked white fish from the firm of Messrs. Miller of Picton; Mr. Anthony O'Connor has been appointed agent in Kingston.
The well known Schooner SOPHIA, five years old, is in good condition; will burthen about 150 Tons. She will be sold at a low price and on easy terms.
Apply to CAPT. COX, King St.
Kingston, Feb. 7th, 1849.