The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1849

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p.2 The New Era - The Fastest Boat Out - This elegant craft has shewn that her name is an appropriate one. Twelve hours and a half to Toronto is about the quickest running we have had done on the North shore; the usual time heretofore has been 18 to 20 hours. The New Era is fitted up with an Upper Saloon, State Rooms, and all the accommodations for which the steamers of our American neighbours have become so celebrated. We foresee that she will be the Favorite boat. Six hours running at say, 14 miles the hour would give 84 miles, which in a run of 160 is very fair - very fair indeed. Go it New Era. (Communicated)

Important Law - in N.Y. state, steamers have to carry small boats.


Port of Kingston.

May 8t - Str. Prince Albert, Bytown, 50 bags potatoes, 50 do. oatmeal, 100 boxes saleratus.

Str. Niagara, Clayton, passengers and baggage.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Oswego, gen. cargo.

May 9th - Scow New Broom, French Creek, 4 tons hay, 40 bundles straw, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. David Tait, Picton, 193 bush. rye, 1094 do. pease, McPherson & Crane; 6 bbls. crackers, 9 bush. corn, Mr. Dunn.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1849