The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1851

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p.2 First Boat to Montreal - The new steamer St. Lawrence, Capt. Thomas Howard, left Kingston on Friday evening last, for Montreal, having arrived from Belleville, with a full freight of cattle and produce. She got to her destination some time on Saturday, and will return on the first opening of the Lachine and Beauharnois Canals, expected early this week.

Welland Canal - The St. Catharines Journal of the 17th contains a list of 76 vessels that have passes this canal downwards between the 7th and 15th of April, of which 57 were for American ports, and 19 for British ports, 6 only being for Kingston.

Terrible Explosion!


Oswego, April 21st, 5 P.M.

As the British steamer Comet, with a full head of steam on, was preparing to leave this port this afternoon her boiler exploded, tearing up her centre, throwing her smoke-pipes overboard, and injuring her so severely that she sunk in five minutes. The Second Engineer, Carpenter and one deck hand are missing. The First Engineer and five deck hands were badly scalded. The Captain was on deck and was thrown below, but was only slightly injured. She now lies a perfect wreck in nine feet water. The body of one of the hands has just been found in the hold, but is not yet recognized.

Stolen - clinker built jolly boat from landing at Tete du Pont Barrack Gate; 18 feet keel, about 20 feet overall; white outside, lead colored inside - contact Archibald Chambers. April 22nd.




The Subscriber having leased the Fire Proof Stone Warehouse, occupied by Messrs. E. Browne & Co. is prepared to receive and Ship Merchandize, Produce, etc. on moderate terms.

The United States Mail Steam-Ships, Bay of Quinte, and other Steamers stop at this Wharf.

Also, Agent for the Boston, New York, Foreign and Canada Express Companies.

Advances made on consignments, for other Private or Public Sales, Custom House Entries, Bonds and Debentures. Papers executed. The advantages of storing property in those Fire Proof premises, which are unequalled in Canada West, and with moderate charges, cannot fail to give every satisfaction to shippers and dealers.


Kingston, 17th April, 1851.

ads for steamers New Era, Henry Gildersleeve, Ontario and Bay State. April 22nd, 1851.

The Steamer


Capt. J. Nosworthy,

Will for the present season leave the different Ports, on the Bay of Quinte, as follows:

Upwards - Kingston, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 5 o'clock.

Downwards - Trent and Carrying Place, every Tuesday and Thursday, at 11 A.M.

Belleville, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, at 2 o'clock P.M.

Picton, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, evenings, at 6 o'clock P.M.

N.B. - Should the Mail Steamers from below not arrive at Kingston, by 5 o'clock, P.M., the Prince of Wales will wait half an hour.

Kingston, May 24th (sic), 1851.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1851