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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1851

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p.2 The Comet - This fine boat, for the present commanded by Capt. O'Connor, came into this port on Thursday last, beating the Lord Elgin in the run from Kingston, four or five miles. During the past winter, her engines have been overhauled, examined, and repaired under the personal supervision of an able English Engineer, Mr. Roberts, who build the engines of the Magnet and Western Miller. Mr. Roberts informs us that the Comet's machinery is in the very best condition; and as to the other fixings, they are of the most elegant description. An upper saloon, carpeted and embellished a la mode, runs the whole length of the promenade deck, having state rooms well furnished. The cabin is also supplied with state rooms, and the toute ensemble presents an appearance which for elegance and comfort cannot be excelled by any other craft on our waters. She is commodious and comfortable throughout, and her speed is greatly accelerated. The Comet will run as a passenger and light freight boat between Quebec and the head of Lake Ontario, for which service she is admirably adapted. Capt. O'Connor is a young skipper; but from the day he first took command of the Canada he has been increasing in popularity, and we have no doubt he will be found every thing that is required of a gentleman in his responsible position. So we say, success to the Comet, and also to Captain O'Connor. [Prescott Telegraph]

Launching of the Forrester - That beautiful little boat, the Forrester, intended to ply between the ports on Rice Lake and Peterborough, after undergoing thorough repair, was launched yesterday, and will commence her regular trips next week.

The Globe Hotel - mentions that 2 more dredges will soon be at our (Cobourg) harbor.



16th - Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

17th - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Str. Comet, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Str. Bay State, Oswego, mixed cargo.


16th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

17th - Str. Cataract, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Str. Bay State, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

18th - Str. Ontario, Lewiston, 60 bbls. grass seed.

Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

19th - Str. Bay State, Lewiston, 94 bags barley, 25 bags clover and grass seed

Sloop Tom Dick, French Creek, 36 cows, 3 calves.

ads for steamers New Era, Princess Royal, Passport, Lord Elgin, Henry Gildersleeve. April 19th, 1851.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1851