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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1851

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New Line of British Steamers.

Through from Montreal to Niagara Falls, touching at Kingston, Toronto and Hamilton.

We would direct the attention of the travelling community to the advertisement of this line of first-class Steamers, in our present issue. The well-known character of the boats put upon this line, and of their commanders, affords ample security for the safety and comfort of all travelling by them. It will be seen that passengers travelling East by this line, will reach Montreal in time to take the boats for Quebec on the evening of their arrival. For the other advantages of this arrangement, see the advertisement.



Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, Direct.

The New and Magnificient Upper Cabin Steamers

Champion Capt. Marshall,

Highlander " Stearns,

May Flower " Paterson,

Will Run As Follows, Viz.


From Montreal

Highlander Champion May Flower

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,

at 2 o'clock P.M., and Lachine on the arrival of the 5 P.M. trains.

From Ogdensburgh

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays,

at 2 o'clock P.M., or on the arrival of the Express train.

From Kingston

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays,

at 8 o'clock P.M., arriving at Toronto and Hamilton early the next day.


From Lewiston.

Champion May Flower Highlander

Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays

8 3/4 A.M.

From Toronto

" " "


From Kingston

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays,

4 A.M.

From Ogdensburgh

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays,

10 A.M.

And are intended to arrive in Montreal the same evenings, in time for the Quebec Boats at 7 o'clock.

In addition to the above named ports, the boats will call at the other important Lake and River ports. After the 20th day of September, the Boats will discontinue calling at Lewiston, and make Hamilton the port of departure at 7 1/2 o'clock on the mornings of Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The establishment of this Line will enable the merchants of Canada West to remain throughout the business day in Montreal, and to reach their homes almost as early as if they had gone by the Mail Line at noon, and connecting as the Boats will do, with up and down Express Trains at Ogdensburgh, they will afford direct conveyances for passengers and freight between the Canadian ports and the Eastern States.

It is deemed necessary to dwell upon the advantages of first class steamers, passing direct from the head of Lake Ontario to Montreal, and vice versa, over those of Lines that involve a transhipment, (on the downward trip) at an unseasonable hour in the morning.

In compliance with a generally expressed wish on the part of the public, a separate charge will be made for meals.


The line will be commenced by the Highlander leaving Montreal on Tuesday the 26th instant; the Champion on Thursday 28th; and the May Flower will be out next month.


For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captains on board, or at the New Through Line Office, No. 30 1/2 McGill Street, or for Champion and Highlander to Macpherson, Crane & Co., Montreal; Macpherson & Crane, Prescott, Kingston and Hamilton.

Highlander to Hooker & Holton, Montreal, Prescott and Kingston.


Champion and May Flower

Ogdensburgh C.A. Starke & Co.

Toronto E.M. Carruthers.

Hamilton Macpherson & Crane.


Ogdensburgh C.A. Starke & Co.

Toronto E. Pridham.

Hamilton M.W. and E. Browne.


26th - Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

27th - Schr. Georgiana, Chatham, 24,800 pipe staves, Calvin & Cook.

Str. Bay State, Oswego, mixed cargo.


27th - Str. Ontario, Lewiston.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1851