The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1849

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p.2 The Effects of Low Steamboat Fares - The Magnet left Kingston last evening, as fully loaded with human beings as she could hold. Upwards of 140 Cabin passengers, and twice as many Deck passengers. The Mart steamer Sovereign left at the same time, and, though her passengers were not so numerous as those of the Magnet, yet she was as fully laden with human beings, as any steamboat ought to be. When they have done quarrelling, if the steamboat proprietors would but agree among themselves to a low tariff, they would soon change the character of the Canadian people.

To the Editor of the British Whig.

Dear Sir, -

I noticed an error in your "Walk to Hatter's Bay." In the quantity of Lumber our Mill could turn out in 24 hours, you mention 50,000 feet; this should be 20,000.

Your friend,


Portsmouth Steam Saw Mill,

May 28th, 1849.


Port of Kingston.

May 26th - Str. Sovereign, Toronto, 290 bbls. flour, 10 do. beer, J. Glassford; 100 doz. rakes, Nelson & Butters.

Schr. Sarnia, Port Credit, 5040 bush. wheat, and 150 bbls. flour, Hooker, Henderson & Co.

Schr. George Moffatt, Oakville, 922 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; 20 bbls. flour, Hooker, Holton & Co.

May 28th - Schr. Britannia, Picton, 275 bbls. flour, 201 bush. peas, 11 bush. potatoes, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. C.P. Thompson, Toronto, 100 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. Lady Bagot, Hamilton, 939 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson; 129 do. do., Mr. Quigley.

Schr. S.D. Johnston, Oswego, gen. cargo

Schr. Koscuisko, Chicago, 79 bbls. tallow, 8063 bush. wheat, Hooker & Henderson.

Str. Princess Royal, Toronto, gen. cargo.

Schr. Ellen Parke, Amherstburgh, 9 casks high wines, 3 casks brandy, 18 hhds. tobacco, 8 bbls. potash, McPherson & Crane; 1 bbl. lard, Cowan & Parke; 21130 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

May 29th - Schr. Shannon, Hamilton, 83 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Company; 767 bbls. flour, E. Browne & Co.; 853 bbls. flour, Hooker, Henderson & Co.

Str. Magnet, Hamilton, gen. cargo.

Str. Saratoga, Toledo, 1058 bbls. pork, Hooker, Henderson & Co.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1849