The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1851

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p.2 Trade with the United States - steamer Mayflower brings cargo from Ogdensburgh to Hamilton; heavy goods can now be shipped from New York city by rail to Ogdensburgh, then by vessel to Hamilton in five days (formerly took about three weeks). [Hamilton paper]

Police Register - Capt. McDonald of the Schooner Breeze, having been robbed by his Cook, a colored man, of 40 Pds., information was immediately given to the High Bailiff, and through that officer's vigilence, the money was shortly restored to the lawful owner, having been found in the toe of his boot!

A sailor, who stated that he had been discharged from the ship Albion, was fined for being drunk in the streets.



The Boat Owners will meet at Perkins' Hotel at 9 o'clock, to draw for their places, and be at their moorings at 10. The starting gun will be fired at 11 precisely.

The boats will start from foot of Queen Street; thence to Cedar Island keeping it on the larboard hand, round Milton's Island, keeping it on the starboard hand round a buoy, off 4 Mile Point, and one off Ferris' Point, keeping them on the starboard hand, thence to the place of starting.

p.S. The rates of last year will be strictly adhered to, with the exception of the entrance money, not included to Second Boats.

A Duck race will also come off, Entrance 10.

Oct. 20th, 1851.


17th - Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, mixed cargo.

18th - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Schr. Waterton, Oswego, mixed cargo.


17th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Princess Victoria, Sandusky, 1000 bars railroad iron.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1851