The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1850

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Kingston Imports.

Sept. 16th - Brig Mohawk, Detroit, 728 bbls. flour, Hooker & Holton; 625 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Albert, Oswego, in ballast, P. McIntyre.

Lighter Rowena, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Str. Highlander, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Str. Northerner, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Lighter Glasgow, Quebec, 1160 bars railway iron, Macpherson & Crane.

Sept. 17th - Str. Bay State, Morristown, passengers and baggage.

Str. Rochester, Oswego, in ballast, for repairs, P. Wescott.

Schr. Europe, Port Sarnia, 12,545 staves, Calvin & Cook.


Sept. 14th - Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Barges, 20,000 bushels wheat.

Schr. California, Cleveland, 1440 bars railway iron, Agent Railroad Company.

Scow Oddfellow, Cape Vincent, 1 lot household furniture, Capt. Allen.

Str. Hope, Oswego, 51,000 feet lumber, J.A. McDowall.

Sept. 16th - Str. Ontario, Lewiston, passengers and baggage.

Sept. 17th - Str. Bay State, Oswego, passengers and baggage.

We are glad to learn, that for some time past, under the direction of the Government, a careful survey has been made of the River St. Lawrence from Prescott downwards. From the result of this examination there cannot be the least doubt, that a perfectly safe channel for vessels drawing eight feet water exists through the entire distance to Montreal; and that all that is requisite is that the channel should be properly marked out by buoys. There is also every reason to be satisfied, that at a very trifling expense - probably not over ten or twenty thousand pounds - the few existing obstructions can be removed; and the whole route made safely navigable to vessels drawing ten feet of water.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1850