The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1851

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p.2 The Express Line - We have been requested to draw the attention of the travelling community to the new Express Line of American, Lake and River Steamboats. This line is composed of two fast steamers, the Niagara, Capt. Kilby, and the Cataract, Capt. Chapman, and each vessel leaves Ogdensburgh and Lewiston, the termini of the route, every day, passing up and down, without touching anywhere save at Kingston; where the up boat arrives at 8 o'clock in the evening and the down boat at twelve o'clock at night.

Forwarding - Stark & Co.; No. 7 Railway Wharf, at Ogdensburgh; to run new boat solely for debenture or bonded goods, for the conveniene of Canadian Merchants, in addition to the boats (nine in number) already engaged.

Steamer On Lake Scugog - on 25th steamer Woodman became first to run on Lake Scugog; first trip followed by dinner, toasts, etc.

...."The Woodman, which is an exceedingly pretty craft, and neatly fitted up, was draughted and built by Mr. Chisholm, who now sails her. Her engines, of twenty horse-power, are from the foundry of Messrs. John Gartshore & Co., of Dundas. It may be considered superfluous to say anything in favor of work coming from this well known establishment. The smoothness and regularity with which the engines worked on this, the first trip, was, however, generally noticed, and it seems but just to make the fact known. The Woodman will be much employed in towing lumber, of which large quantities of fine quality are to be found near Lake Scugog; and a glance at the map will show the extent of the inland country indebted to the enterprise of Messrs. Cotton & Rowe, for the means of easy access to the front and to Lake Ontario." [Colonist]


June 5th - Str. Bay State, Lewiston, mixed cargo.

Schr. Colonel Powers, Oswego, 35,000 feet pine lumber.

Schr. Perry, Whitby, 900 bbls. flour, D. McIntosh.

Str. Northerner, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Schr. Lady Bagot, Port Dover, 1628 bbls. flour, Hooker & Holton.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

6th - Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Schr. Bruce, Gananoque, 372 casks nails, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, mixed cargo.


5th - Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Niagara, Lewiston, passengers and baggage.

6th - Str. Northerner, Lewiston, passengers and baggage.

Duties at Port of Hamilton - The Duties paid at the Port of Hamilton from the 5th April to the 31st May of the present year, amount to 17,500 Pds., and for the same period last year, 10,000 Pds., making a difference in favor of 1851 of 7,500 Pds.

Welland Canal - statistics for week of May 27th.




United States Mail Line.

Northerner Capt. R.F. Child.

Ontario Capt. H.N. Throop.

Bay State Capt. J.H. Ledyard.

Cataract Capt. Chapman.

in connection with the Northern Railroad and steamer Rochester, (between Lewiston and Hamilton,) Capt. J. Masson, in connection with the British Queen, Capt. Laflamme, and British Empire, Capt. Moody, will form a daily line, (Sundays excepted) between Hamilton, Lewiston, Oswego, Ogdensburgh, Montreal and Boston.

Downwards - Leave

Hamilton, (C.W.) 7 A.M.

Lewiston 4 P.M.

Rochester 10 P.M.

Oswego 7 A.M.

Sackets Harbor 10 1/2 A.M.

Kingston, C.W. 1 1/2 P.M.

Ogdensburgh, 6 P.M.

Arrive at Montreal at 4 o'clock P.M. in time for the boats for Quebec.

Upwards - Leave

Montreal 5 P.M.

Ogdensburgh 9 P.M.

Kingston 7 1/2 A.M.

Sackets Harbor 10 1/2 A.M.

Oswego 4 P.M.

Rochester 9 P.M.

Arriving at Lewiston at 4 A.M. in time for the boats for Toronto and Hamilton.

Passengers arrive at Niagara Falls and Buffalo in time for breakfast, and Morning boats up Lake Erie.


CATARACT, Captain Chapman.

NIAGARA, Captain Kilby.

Will form a daily line, (Sundays excepted) between Lewiston, Kingston, Ogdensburgh, Montreal, and Boston.

Downward - Leave Lewiston on arrival of Morning Cars from Buffalo, 12 noon. Leave Kingston next morning and arrive at Ogdensburgh in time for the morning boat for Montreal and the Express Train for Boston.

Upwards - Leave Montreal at 5 P.M. Leaves Ogdensburgh on the arrival of the Express train from Boston, 1 P.M. Leave Kingston in the evening and arrive at Lewiston next morning in time for the Cars for Buffalo, and Boats for Toronto and Hamilton.

The Steamer Rochester leaves Lewiston Daily at 1 P.M. for Hamilton.

Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lewiston Railroads.

The Cars leave Lewiston for the Falls and Buffalo, on the arrival of the Steamers of this line. There are three Trains of Cars Daily from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, and two trains from the Falls to Lewiston, on at 11 A.M. connecting with the Steamer Rochester for Hamilton and Express line; and 2 1/2 P.M., connecting with the United States Mail Line.

Oswego and Syracuse Railroad

A Train of Cars leaves Oswego for Syracuse, Albany and Troy on the arrival of the Steamers from Lewiston and Ogdensburgh; and the Morning and Afternoon Trains from Syracuse arrive at Oswego in time to connect with the Steamers up and down the Lake.

Passengers reach Chicago 72 hours from Ogdensburgh.

June 6th, 1851.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1851