The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1849

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p.2 Bad News For The Bay of Quinte - The Eclipse has not come down from Hamilton to run on the Bay of Quinte. The advertisement has turned out to be a mere steamboat ruse, as we suspected. The authority to advertise, nevertheless, was first rate. The Bay of Quinte folks will have to put up with the present wretched steamboat accommodation, and allow some other half-dozen steamers to be built out of the profits of their noble Bay, without possessing a vessel big enough to swing a cat in. They deserve to be so humbugged, since they have not spunk enough among themselves to buy or build a proper steamer. The Commodore Barrie, the Henry Gildersleeve, and the New Era have been built out of the profits of the Sir James Kempt and Prince of Wales, and what was the first? and what is the second? Tenth rate boats, but good enough for the Bay of Quinte, it would appear.

Our Canal and River are now assuming a business-like appearance. The steamers Tuscarora, Onandago and Mohawk, belonging to Messrs. Wilkies, are being freighted with flour from their storehouse, destined for St. Catharines. The Messrs. Phelps will also commence in a few days to forward wheat to the same place...... In a few days a steamboat will be placed on the river, to ply between Brantford and Dunnville, which is to be commanded by Captain Seales, and is to run in connection with another boat from Dunnville to Buffalo. Timely notice will be given to the public when she commences her trips. [Brantford Courier 7th]

We are informed by the Commissioner of Public Works that the damage done to the St. Lawrence Canal has been repaired. The work will be ready at any moment required, and is in good order throughout. [Montreal Herald, April 10th]


Kingston Imports.

April 13th - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.

Schr. Scotland, Credit, 1718 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

April 14th - Str. City of Toronto, 26 bbls. flour, 10 bbls. pork, 14 casks whiskey, Glassford & Co.

Schr. Trafalgar, 711 bbls. flour, P.F. McCuaig & Co.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, in ballast.

April 15th - Schr. Princess Victoria, Port Credit, 1800 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Ceres, Toronto, 1400 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Atlantic, Toronto, 1559 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. British Queen, Oakville, 3550 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1849