p.2 Launch - On Thursday last, the new and beautiful steamboat, Woodman, was launched at Port Perry, on Scugog Lake. Several hundred persons from Whitby, Cartwright, Mariposa, and Ops, were present to witness the proceeding. The day was very fine, and those who attended were well repaid by so agreable an excursion. The Woodman is over a hundred feet in length, and altogether a "perfect beauty." She is destined to make daily trips between Port Perry and Lindsay, and can, if required, go to Fenelon Falls and down the back lakes to Mud Lake Landing, within seven miles of Peterboro'. We wish the enterprising proprietors every success. [Peterboro Despatch]
Sault Ste. Marie Canal - Buffalo Commercial Advertiser of 9th says that bill has passed the Senate on 2nd, granting land to Michigan to aid in construction of ship-canal round the falls to Sault Ste. Marie; both Canada and U.S. will benefit.
Ports on Lake Erie - We are happy to see, in spite of the loss of the reciprocity bill, that our American neighbors are determined not to confine their good offices to champagne and snuff boxes. We lately had occasion to complain of the closing of the ports on Lake Erie, by which our forwarders would have been practically excluded from the transport of much railway iron for the western works. Our readers will see by reference to our usual summary of United States items, that this disability is in process of being removed, by "the bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to load or unload at such places, in any collection District of the United States, as he may designate." This bill was ordered to be read a third time on the 9th, and from the information we have received from good sources, is likely to pass. The time, however, is short, and the season precarious. We are pleased to be able to impute this prompt action on the part of the United States authorities, to the activity of those who have charge of British and Colonial interests in Canada and Washington. [Herald]
Sept. 13th - Str. Ontario, Rochester, gen. cargo.
Str. Syracuse, Detroit, 1463 bbls. flour, Hooker & Holton; 704 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.
Sept. 14th - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.
Brig New York, Clayton, in ballast, Thos. Horne.
Scow Oddfellow, Cape Vincent, in ballast, B. Allen.
Barge Mammoth, Quebec, 1200 bars iron, H. & S. Jones.
Barge Liffy, Quebec, 1153 bars iron, H. & S. Jones
Barge Corsica, Montreal, 3348 bush. salt, H. & S. Jones.
Str. Bay State, Oswego, fruit and gen. cargo.
Schr. P. Coleman, P. Bay, 34,000 staves, Calvin & Cook.
Sept. 16th - Str. Ontario, Morristown.
Schr. Nile, Oswego, in ballast, L. Marks.
Schr. Nightingale, Oswego, in ballast, A. Fitzgerald.
Schr. Triton, Oswego, 50 bbls. salt, W. Anglin.
Lighthouses - An article in the Daily News, on the Lights and Lighthouses of the Colonies, gives the following list for Canada: 32 in the Gulf and River St. Lawrence; 12 - Lake Ontario; 12 - Lake Erie; 1 - River Detroit; 1 - Lake St. Clair; 1- Lake Huron (Goderich).
CHANGE OF TIME.
THE STEAMER FASHION,
Will, for the future, leave McLennan's Wharf, Kingston, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at half-past 3 o'clock, or upon the arrival of the River and American Steamers, for the River Trent and all American Ports.
Returning - Will leave the River Trent on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 9 o'clock in the Morning, and Belleville at 2 o'clock, P.M., arriving at Kingston about 9 o'clock in the Evening.
Kingston, Sept. 13th, 1850.