The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1849

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p.2 St. Lawrence route the cheapest. ..."We have great pleasure in announcing the arrival in our port this morning, from Lake Ontario, of the Steamer Juno, with two barges in tow, freighted

with 10,000 bushels of wheat, consigned to and owned by H.W. Catlin, Esq. This wheat is from Toledo, Ohio at the extreme western end of Lake Erie, and has been brought to our wharves in Burlington, from Lake Ontario, without breaking bulk! It left Buffalo on the 16th instant and in order to accommodate the lighter draught of the Chambly Canal, (which will be obviated by the Caughnawaga) was transhipped at Kingston...." [Pilot quoting Burlington Free Press]

Trade of Toronto and Halifax - The Montreal Pilot of the 14th states, as a result of the completion of the St. Lawrence Canal, that the schooner Pacific sailed from Toronto to Halifax, with a cargo of flour, wheat, pease, barley and malt, the freight being 65 cts per barrel. Two years since it would have been 130 cents, with two transhipments. Six hundred barrels of mackerel recently left Halifax for Upper Canada, and we hear that a vessel has sailed from Sackett's Harbour for California, via the St. Lawrence, a nice little 19,000 mile voyage. The cheaper the freight on the St. Lawrence, the brisker the competition will be for supplying the lower British Provinces with produce, etc., between Boston, New York, the Canadas, and Oswego and Rochester, when the old political barriers are fairly broken down. O.T.

Port of Kingston - July 22nd - Str. Ontario, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

Died - At Portsmouth, last eveing, (Tuesday 24th) Capt. John McIntyre, of apoplexy, aged 42.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1849