The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 29, 1851

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p.2 Lake and River Navigation - We lately published a well merited eulogium on the admirable arrangements and unfailing courtesy and attention of the officers on board the United States steamers plying between Montreal and Lewiston, by the Southern shore of Lake Ontario; and we have now much pleasure in transferring to our columns, from those of a contemporary, the following equally well merited testimony to the excellence of the Canadian Mail Line of Steamers, which ply between this and Niagara, by the Northern shores of the Lake. Whichever route the traveller may be enduced, by business or pleasure, to adopt, he will find every appliance provided for his comfort and enjoyment.

On Board the Steamer Highlander,

Montreal, July 11th, 1851.

We, the undersigned, passengers by the Royal Mail Line, from Niagara to Montreal, cannot but express our satisfaction at the kind and gentlemanly treatment we received on the route. We have therefore much pleasure in recommending to our friends and the travelling public, the advantages by the Canada Mail Line, as all that was represented to us by the Agent of the Line at Niagara Falls, was true in every particular. We left Niagara Falls yesterday morning and arrived at Kingston this morning, by the fine steamer Magnet, Capt. Sutherland, where we embarked on the elegant steamer Highlander, Capt. Stearns. Have passed through all the rapids, including the Lachine rapids, by daylight, and reached this place at eight o'clock. The boats connected with the Mail Line are not surpassed by any; the officers are gentlemanly, and very attentive to the passengers. We would particularly recommend all persons travelling from Niagara Falls to Montreal, not to fail passing through the Lachine Rapids, which are truly grand; this can only be done by taking the Canada Boats.

signed by 25 names.


26th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

28th - Str. Bay State, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Schr. Triton, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Schr. England, Orford, 12,000 staves, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. M. Josephine, Quebec, 800 bars railroad iron, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. California, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Schr. Rachel, Colchester, 90 pieces oak timber, Calvin & Cook.

Str. Northerner, Oswego, mixed cargo.


28th - Str. Bay State, Oswego, livestock.

Schr. J. Woods, Cleveland, 486 bars railroad iron.

Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Pleasure Trip To Ogdensburgh, on steamer St. Lawrence, Capt. Howard - for benefit of Weslayan Sabbath Schools. - details.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 29, 1851