p.2 We were pleased to see the activity which prevails on the Canal, in the completion of the public works, under the direction of Mr. Killaly. At the Aquaduct we noticed operations to finish what remainded undone. In the Swamp they were all alive. The New Cut is a noble piece of work, and we hope to see it brought into requisition before the season closes. If superior abilities, and untiring exertions, will accomplish this purpose, it will be done under the management of the present Superintendent of the Canal.
Opening very early, there has been a larger traffic through it up to the end of April, than to the same date in any former year. In 1847, the number of vessels through, at that time, was 185; and in '48, 144. The number this year was 196 - of which 147 were bound to American and 49 to Canadian ports - 112 of the former and 31 of the latter proceeding upwards.
[St. Catherine's Journal]
Port of Kingston.
May 12th - Str. Caledonia, Montreal, gen. cargo.
Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.
Str. Lady of the Lake, Rochester, gen. cargo.
Str. H. Gildersleeve, Montreal, gen. cargo.
May 14th - Str. Bytown, Montreal, gen. cargo.
Str. Canada, Montreal, passengers, baggage and freight.
Schr. Trafalgar, Oakville, 596 bbls. flour, McCuaig & Co.
Schr. W. Ginton, Toronto, 3148 bush. wheat, McPherson & Crane; 160 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.
Schr. Lord Seaton, Hamilton, 4,300 West India staves, 116 bbls. pork, Calvin, Cook & Co.
Str. Highlander, Montreal, gen. cargo.
Schr. Sarnia, Toronto, 3036 bush. wheat and 1000 bbls. flour.