The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1851

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p.2 U.S. Line of Steamers - We have scarcely noticed this season, this splendid Line of Lake and River Steamboats. The line is now in regular operation, and consists of the Bay State, Ontario, Cataract and Northerner. About the 10th or 15th of the month it is in contemplation to run an Express Line daily from Ogdensburgh to Lewiston, touching at Kingston only on the way, in which case the Cataract will be taken off the Regular Line, and with the Niagara, will form the Express Line. The two British American Boats, the Empire, and the Queen, will ply as formerly between Ogdensburgh and Montreal, in connection with the Regular Line. A slight change has taken place in the command; Capt. Van Cleve leaves the Bay State to become President of the Company, in lieu of Mr. Monson, who retires; and Capt. Vancleve's place on board the Bay State is filled by Capt. Ledyard, a very gentlemanly and obliging fellow, who bids fair to become as deservedly popular with the travelling community of Canada, as his worthy compeers? Capts. Childs, Throop and Chapman. Another change has occurred at Kingston. Mr. Edward Browne (E. Browne & Co.) the well known Wharfinger of the United States Wharf is leaving Kingston, and his place is filled with Mr. William Ware, the equally well known Auctioneer and Commission Agent.


May 2nd - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Amherstburgh, Sarnia, 83 bbls. pot ashes, 5752 staves, E. Hooker; 9 bbls. ashes, 5 bbls. lard, 147 feet lumber, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Lady Bagot, Bear Creek, 11973 pipe and W.I. staves, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. Avoza ?, Port Dover, 20,000 pipe and W.I. staves, Calvin & Cook.

Barges, Montreal, 1360 bars railroad iron, E. Hooker.

Schr. California, Wellington, 5694 bush. wheat, 802 bush. peas, 65 bbls. flour, 20 bbls. clover seed, McPherson & Crane.

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, mixed cargo.


2nd - Str. Ontario, Lewiston, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Triton, Oswego, 56,000 feet pine lumber.

Schr. Governor, Oswego, 171,500 pine lumber.

ads for steamers Henry Gildersleeve, Princess Royal, Cataract, Northerner, Lord Elgin, Highlander.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1851