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

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p.2 Close of Navigation - If the weather should not change soon, navigation must be considered closed for the season. The Rideau Canal is shut up, so are the Canals on the St. Lawrence; the last steamer that came up passing there with extreme difficulty. Two of the Mail Lake Boats, the Magnet and Maple Leaf, will run as long as possible; and so will the Bay Boats, but their days of running are numbered. Should a rapid thaw supervene, very different may be the state of things.

Lady Elgin - A friend writing from Buffalo, under date of the 7th instant, says:- "By-the-by, we have a new American steamboat built by an American, lying at the dock, named "Lady Elgin, of Buffalo." What do you think of that?" Why, we think that the good people of Buffalo are better able to appreciate the noble character of our worthy Governor and his noble consort, than many on this side of the lake. As indicative of a friendly feeling between the British possessions and Brother Jonathan, this little fact is pleasing in the extreme. [Dundas Warder]

The Steamer Admiral broke her crank at half-past 7 A.M. on Saturday, as she was passing Bond Head. No other damage was done. The Steamer Magnet very shortly after the accident met the Admiral and towed her up to Toronto.


18th - Barge Doon, Quebec, 80 tons pig iron, J. Counter; 267 bars railroad iron, D. McIntosh.

Scow Eliza Jane, French Creek, in ballast.

Brig British Queen, Cleveland, 6 bbls. pork, 2700 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

19th - Schr. Lewis Goler, Oswego, 20 tons coal, Ross Stevenson & Co.; 30 tons coal, H. Hamilton.


19th - Schr. Vanier, Sandusky and Dunkirk, ? bars railroad iron.

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