The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1849

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p.2 The Queen and the Prince of Wales - Both these steamers ply on the Bay of Quinte, but the disparity of their charges is remarkable. A farmer of our acquaintance recently had occasion for six barrels of Plaster, and accordingly sent to the Stone Mills for the same, which duly arrived at Kingston, per Prince of Wales, charged nine shillings freight - nearly half the price of the Plaster, the Stone Mills being some forty miles distant, and a regular stopping place of the steamer. Having occasion for more Plaster, our friend wrote for another six barrels, but not liking the price of the freight, requested the Plaster to be shipped per Queen, and the same duly arrived at the wharf, with a charge of three shillings only for freight. Six pence a barrel freight for Plaster is the regular charge, but why the Prince of Wales charges eighteen pence, ought to be publicly explained.

Sad Accident - 5 soldiers crossing Navy Bay when skiff upsets, and 2 drown.


Port of Kingston.

May 2nd - Str. City of Toronto, Hamilton, 30 bbls. flour, Glassford.

Str. Ottawa, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Str. Niagara, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

May 3rd - Schr. Perseverance, French Creek, 16 1/2 cords fire wood, William Ryan.

Str. Genesee Chief, Chicago, 500 bbls. pork, 500 bbls. lard, 11 bbls. tallow, 246 kegs lard, 50 half bbls.lard, 13 cases lard in tins, 1 wooden horse, Hooker & Henderson.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1849