The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1850

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p.2 LAUNCH - On Thursday last a first class-steamer, built for the Lake and River passenger trade, was launched at the yard of Mr. A. Cantin, on the Lachine Canal. She was pronounced by all present to be a boat of beautiful model, and admirably constructed, both in regard to strength and for swift passage. She will be called the Highlander, and will take the place of the former vessel of the same name.

We are informed that the Highlander is built entirely from Mr. Cantin's own designs and drawings, and that competent judges speak very flatteringly of the vessel as a specimen of marine architecture. This is highly gratifying. Home manufactures are to be encouraged as much as possible; the most strenuous efforts must be employed to render them worthy of encouragement; and such persons as Mr. Cantin, whose shipbuilding establishment, we are told, is completely furnished with all necessary machinery and well managed, should be cheered by manifestations of public approval. He has our best wishes for his success. [Pilot]

Kingston Imports.

July 1st - Str. Prince of Wales, Cape Vincent, passengers and baggage.

July 2nd - Schr. Ramsay, Chatham, 14,000 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. E. Park, Amherstburgh, gen. cargo.

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, no cargo.

Barge Belfast, Burlington, gen. cargo for McPherson & Crane.

Str. P. Victoria, Quebec, 63 bundles iron, 3 barges with railroad iron, D. McIntosh.

Schr. Portland, Toledo, 70,000 staves, 229 bbls. pork, 6 bales hemp, 90 bbls. lard oil, 31 bbls. hams.

Str. Bay State, Oswego, gen. cargo.

ad for str. Fashion. July 3rd, 1850

p.3 ads for steamers Bay State, Passport, City of Toronto. July 3rd, 1850.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1850