The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1850

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As the public have taken much interest in the result of the great steamboat meeting, we shall let them know as much about the matter as we know ourselves. No boats are to be laid up, which is one good thing, and the "Through Line" is to go on, which is another. Prices are not to be ruinously put down, but a moderate and uniform tariff of rates and fares to be maintained by all. The Toronto Mail Line will be composed of the City, Princess, and Magnet; the Sovereign to be in reserve. All these vessels are to go on to Hamilton. The "Through Line" will be the New Era, Comet and Passport, to be joined by the New Highlander, when ready. The River Line will be the Canada, Ottawa and Lord Elgin. Thus the mighty affair has terminated, and in the best possible way in which it could be terminated. All boats are to go ahead, and make as much money as they can - no opposition, no cheap and nasty travelling, but an honorable competition, and a fair division of profits.

Montreal, April 27th - The Beauharnois Canal is now perfectly navigable. The water was let into the canal yesterday. Several steamers and barges with produce from the west arrived this morning.


Kingston Imports.

April 25th - Str. Sovereign, Toronto, passengers and baggage.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

April 26th - Str. Comet, Hamilton, gen. cargo, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. H. Counter, Port Dalhousie, 70 pieces square oak timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. Ontario, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.

April 27th - Str. City of Toronto, Toronto, gen. cargo.

Schr. California, Hamilton, 2064 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. Samson, Gananoque, 11 bbls. potash, Cyron & Thresher.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1850