The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1850

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p.2 The Princess Royal - This most safe and sea worthy Lake steamer has made two visits to our port, to take her wanted place in the Mail Line, after having undergone a most complete and thorough fit out at Niagara. She has new boilers of the novel construction, whereby her speed is greatly increased; and in addition to her otherwise excellent and ample accommodations for passengers, she has a new Upper Saloon, with State Cabins, the whole length of the Promenade Deck, all most elegantly furnished. She is as usual commanded by Capt. Henry Twohy, who combines in himself two essentials, rarely found together in these Purser-Captain days - he is both a seaman and a gentleman. The days of the Princess Royal's leaving Kingston are Mondays and Thursdays, of which timid persons who like to travel pleasantly and safely, should take particular notice. She leaves this afternoon for Toronto and Hamilton.

The Steamer Henry Gildersleeve - This favorite steam vessel is becoming as popular on her new, as ever she was on her old route. On her last trip to Montreal she had forty cabin passengers, who were all so well pleased with the vessel's accommodations, and the pleasing attentiveness of her new commander, Capt. Gilpin, that they did not separate without clubbing together handsomely for the purchase of a large Flag - whereon the words "Bay of Quinte Through Line" are to be inscribed. She leaves for Montreal tomorrow.

Travel on the Upper Lakes - On Wednesday the steamer May Flower carried to Detroit over 500 cabin and 200 steerage passengers. On Friday, the Patchen went up from Detroit with about the same number of people. Sir George Simpson and party, of the Hudson Bay Company, were on board bound for Lake Superior. [Oswego Times]

Lake Vessels Unemployed - The Journals at the various ports on the upper lakes, all speak of the large number of vessels which remain unemployed there. Among them are many of the finest craft in the country. At this port there are a large number of lake craft not yet brought into service. [Oswego Times]


Kingston Imports.

May 23rd - Schr. Lord Seaton, St. Clair River, 60 pieces oak timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Minerva Cook, St. Clair River, 64 pieces square oak timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

May 24th - Str. Ontario, Rochester, gen. cargo.

May 25th - Schr. Mayflower, Napanee, 2800 bushels rye, 50,200 feet lumber, J. Morton.



The Fast Sailing Steamer


Capt. Gilpin,

Will leave Browne's Wharf for Montreal This Afternoon, at 5 o'clock.

May 27th, 1850.



The New and Fast Sailing Steamer


Capt. Maxwell,

Will leave the Commercial Wharf Tomorrow Morning, at 7 o'clock.

Commercial Wharf, Kingston May 27th, 1850.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1850