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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 2, 1849

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The Steamer City of Toronto arrived from Toronto yesterday morning, being the first arrival of the season.

The ice is entirely out of Kingston Harbor, and the navigation has fairly commenced. The Henry Gildersleeve left for Dickenson's Landing this morning. From our Exchanges we cut the following items:-

The ice in the Bay of Quinte is yielding rapidly, and we should not be at all surprised to see a steamer approaching our wharves by the 10th of next month. The Queen is ready to start as soon as Big Bay is open. [Belleville Intelligencer]

The ice is fast disappearing in Picton Bay. [Picton Gazette]

Navigation - The Steamer Chief Justice yesterday came up as far as Brown's Wharf. The Kingston steamers will commence their trips on the 3rd April. The R.M. Steamer Princess Royal will leave for Kingston and intermediate ports on Monday next, April 2nd, at 12 o'clock noon. [Toronto Examiner]

The steamer Eclipse will leave Toronto tomorrow for Hamilton, and continue her trips daily (Sundays excepted.) Captain Harrison, we believe, will command the Eclipse, and no doubt will add to his already popular charachter on this route.

The steamer Rochester, Captain Masson, will leave this port on Monday next, for Lewiston and intermediate ports, returning as usual in the evening. The Rochester has been laid up here during the winter, and her spacious apartments have been fitted up in elegant style. Her commander Captain Masson is so well known as an attentive and skilful officer, that he needs no recommendation from us. The Rochester will meet at Lewiston the steamers from Oswego and Rochester.

The splendid iron steamer Magnet, Capt. Sutherland, will commence her trips from Hamilton to Kingston, on 12th April. The superior accommodations of this steamer and the rapidity and safety of her movements, added to the ability and polite attention of Captain Sutherland and his officers, render this steamer a most delightful conveyance to the traveller. [Hamilton Journal & Express]

One of the American Line of Lake Boats is expected this afternoon from Ogdensburg.


Steamboat Notice.



Captain Sutherland.

Will commence plying between Hamilton, Toronto, and Kingston, on the 12th of April, and will until further notice run as follows:-

Leave Hamilton every Monday and Thursday, at 8 a.m. - Leave Toronto same days at noon.

Leave Kingston every Tuesday and Friday afternoon, after the arrival of the River Mail Boat.

Hamilton, March 26th, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 2, 1849