The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1849

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p.2 Bay of Quinte - As might be expected the steamboats on the Bay route have fairly met Mr. Weller in the field of competition. He has lowered the Stage fare to Belleville fifty per cent, and they have done the same. We are assured by Capt. Nosworthy, of the Prince of Wales, that the present reduction of fares is to remain permanent. The days of high tariffs are gone and past. (See advertisement.) We are also assured that H. Gildersleeve, Esq. is determined to build forthwith a Day Boat for the Bay, that shall put competition at defiance, and this time positively the new boat will be put on the Bay, and no mistake!

Port of Kingston.

May 22nd - Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Schr. Scotland, Toronto, 1734 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. New Brunswick, St. Catharines, 4029 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

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

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

May 23rd - Schr. Mossellle, Oswego, in ballast, John Randell.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

May 24th - Str. George Clinton, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Caledonia, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Clayton, 33 chairs, Mr. Estable.

Schr. Amherstburgh, Port Sarnia, gen. cargo.

Schr. Coral, Michigan, 376 bbls. pork, H. Henderson & Co.

Str. Oswego, Chicago, 300 bbls. pork, 219 do. tallow, 74 do. hams, 504 do. pork, 12 do. shoulders, 16 cases hams, H. Henderson & Co.


Bay of Quinte.


The Steamer


Will leave Belleville for Kingston at the usual time, and from Kingston on the arrival of the Mail Boats.

Cabin 5s.; Deck 3s. 9d.

Kingston, May 26th, 1849.

River St. Lawrence


This delightful River Steamer, in connection with the Steamer Sovereign, has completed her second trip, much to the gratification of a large number of passengers who came up in her, having left Montreal at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, and arrived here at 8 o'clock this morning, with three dollars more in their pockets than if they came by the old established respectable route, and affording to a large concourse of people an opportunity of spending nearly the whole of the day in our good Old Town; thus benefitting our Hotels, Taverns, Cabmen, Carters, Grocers, Bakers, Butchers, etc.

Downwards - Travellers who have but trifling business to transact in the metropolis, can do so by travelling in the Fashion, (within 48 hours,) for the sum of six dollars.

Remember Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Mornings, at six o'clock precisely.

May 26th, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1849