The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1849

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p.2 Although the Navigation is open, the steamboats have not commenced their regular trips. Two of the Lake Boats, two of the River Boats, and two of the American Line of Lake Steamers are doing business every other day. As soon as the Bay of Quinte is free from ice, the Bay Boats will commence their regular trips. The Prince of Wales has made one trip partially up the Bay.

The Queen - The Bay of Quinte Steamer, the Queen, Capt. Nosworthy, made her first appearance in Kingston Harbor on Friday last. In addition to her regular business, the Queen will make a Weekly Trip to Oswego - on a Friday.

Kingston Imports.

April 7th - Schr. Oddfellow, Oakville, 4,000 bush. wheat, McCuaig & Co

Schr. Young Leopard, Oswego, 200 bbls. salt.


Touching at Cornwall, Prescott (opposite Ogdensburgh), Brockville, Kingston, Cobourg, Port Hope, Darlington & Whitby, weather permitting.

The New and Powerful Fast Sailing Steamer


Captain Hayes,

Will commence her trips from Montreal to Hamilton, touching at intermediate ports, immediately on the opening of the navigation, and continue to make trips once in about ten days, through the season.

The Dawn is a most desirable conveyance for Deck Passengers, as she is completely covered in from bow to stern, with two large holds, and a spacious Promenade Deck. She can accommodate a few Cabin Passengers, but most of the boat is dedicated to Deck Passengers and Freight.

Families moving to Michigan, Illinois, and other states West of Detroit, will find this vessel a most desirable conveyance, both for cheapness and expedition, as they will be landed at Hamilton, from which place to Detroit, the distance is only 201 miles - most of the way over a fine plank or Macadamized road. Hitherto it has been usual for travellers particularly from the south side of the St. Lawrence, to land at Lewiston, then cross to Queenston, and travel by land to Hamilton, about 50 miles - the very point at which they will be landed by the Dawn. This vessel is well rigged, and built strong, expressly for the Lake trade.

H. & S. JONES & Co.

Brockville, March 31st, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1849