The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 28, 1849

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Port of Kingston.

Nov. 26th - Str. Niagara, Rochester, gen. cargo.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, sundries.

Nov. 27th - Schr. Hannah, Cobourg, 359 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.; 10 tons bran, R. Carson.

Schr. Almeda, St. Catharines, 561 bbls. flour, Jas. Fraser; 50 tons bran shorts, Robert Carson.

Schr. Mohawk, Oshawa, 774 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Company; 575 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane; 650 bush. barley, Kingston.

The Cosmopolite - This new steamer just built by Mr. Ryan of Quebec, is now lying at the wharf in Montreal, to be fitted by Messrs. Brush with engines. She will, however, winter at Boucherville. The Cosmopolite is one of the finest molded steamers we have seen. She is 175 feet long, or almost the size of the Lady Elgin, and is intended to run in connection with the American line, from the Lakes, via Kingston and Ogdensburgh, so as to complete the route to Quebec. [Montreal Herald]

Symptoms of A Close - The River Mail Boats have nearly all hauled off for want of business; and of the Toronto boats the Princess Royal is the only one on the route, and she is to make two trips only before she follows suit. One or two American steamers are still making occasional calls at Kingston, but the present is their last week too. The Rideau Canal steamers have also stopped running. The season of 1849 stands in a singular position - all of the steamers laid up, and the weather as soft as in May. Stay - not all the boats laid up - the Bay Boats are yet in motion, and intend to continue so until shut up by the frost.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 28, 1849