The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1849

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(from bound volume of originals at Queen's University - Special Collections)

p.2 An Important Event - Within the past fortnight, there have been two arrivals at this port from Canada West. The first, a schr., Schlickluna (sic,) which, although belonging to a port bordering on the Lakes, did not bring a cargo from thence, but from Montreal. In this arrival there is nothing uncommon, excepting that she is the first British vessel that has arrived at an Atlantic port from the Lakes. The second arrival, and which is of most importance was the Schooner Pacific, direct from Toronto, with a cargo of breadstuffs, etc. This is the first cargo landed at an Atlantic port, direct from those mighty Lakes without breaking bulk; and is, in our humble opinion, the opening of a trade, the results of which few can at present picture. [Halifax Nova Scotian]

The body of the unfortunate lock-master, George Beaty, was discovered on Thursday last, about two miles from the mouth of the Canal, and conveyed to town, when an inquest was held on the body before Dr. Dickenson, one of the coroners for this District, and a verdict returned of "accidentally drowned" The damage to the Canal by the destruction of the gate, was repaired, by the erection in the course of two days, of a new gate. [Cornwall Freeholder]

Port of Kingston.

September 3rd - Str. George Clinton, Oswego, 2 barges in tow, M.W. Lester.

Str. Bay State, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Ontario, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

Sept. 4th - Str. Caledonia, Montreal, gen. cargo.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1849