The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1851

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p.2 Enterprize of the Messrs. Gilmour - A new vessel of 400 tons burden, owned by the Messrs. Gilmour of Quebec, recently passed through the Welland Canal, laden with iron for a railway in the Western States. She is about, after discharging her cargo, to load a cargo of staves at Bear Creek, on Lake St. Clair, and from thence she will proceed direct, without transhipment of cargo, to Liverpool. It is quite possible that, on her outward voyage, she may again bring a cargo of iron direct from the north of England forges, to some lonely bay in Lake Michigan, where the game has not yet been driven out by the unaccustomed sounds of human labour; but where industry is in full process of subjugating nature. This vessel is a regular sea-going ship, copper-fastened, and in every other respect like an ordinary ocean vessel, except that she has a slip keel or centre-board, instead of the ordinary keel. We wish our enterprising fellow countrymen every success.


Sept. 1st - Barge Wave, Quebec, 1000 bars railroad iron, Macpherson & Crane.

Barge Globe, Quebec, 878 bars railroad iron, Macpherson & Crane.

Barge Cottager, do., 1,060 do. do. do. do.

Barge Foam, do., 357 do. do. do., and 100 tons pig iron, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Northerner, Oswego, mixed cargo.


Sept. 1st - Str. Bay State, Lewiston, passengers and baggage.

SALT - To owners and masters of vessels going up the lakes requiring Ballast - will supply salt at such a low price as to make it more desirable than ballast. John Miller & Co., Kingston.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1851