The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1852

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p.2 Weather & Navigation - For the past week cold winds have prevailed. The ice between this place and Longueil has disappeared. On the Upper Ottawa the ice has moved, though on Saturday last, we understand a team loaded with fifty bushels of oats crossed the Bonnechere Lake. The high winds which we have lately experienced, however, have broken it up. The Otter left this on Wednesday last and got down as far as L'Origenal. The Phoenix commences her regular trips today. En passant, this vessel is about as neat and tidy a steamer as ploughs American waters; sharp enough at the bow to split a hair; her breadth extends towards the wheels, which are rather forward; from thence towards the stern she becomes "small by degrees and beautifully less", forming altogether a very pretty model. She has been fitted up for the season in a style combining taste, comfort and elegance; and last though not least, she is commanded by an Officer who, with the ingenuousness of a British Tar, possesses the experience of a thorough seaman, and a gentlemanly and obliging disposition, and is deservedly popular. With the exception of some repairs going on at Brewer's Mills, which will soon be completed, the Canal is ready to receive the water. As soon thereafter as the ice on the lakes disappear, the canal will be opened - this will be perhaps in about a week.

On Thursday last the Lady Simpson came up to Carillon from Lachine, and will make another trip today. On Monday next she will commence her regular trips, in connection with the Phoenix, on the route between Bytown and Montreal.

The Emerald and Oregon commence their regular trips on Monday next, the 3rd inst., on the Upper Ottawa route. These vessels are in excellent order, and are commanded by officers who are deservedly favorites with the travelling public, and whose names are sufficient guarantee that the comfort and safety of passengers will receive due attention. The superior accommodations and facilities for travelling on the Ottawa this year will, without doubt, induce many to pay a visit to its beautiful scenery, which has been heretofore too little known or appreciated. [Bytown Citizen]


Arrivals and Imports

April 28th - Str. Niagara, Oswego (cargo list)

Schr. Liverpool, Port Dalhousie, 114 pcs. oak timber, Calvin & Cook.

April 29th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh (cargo list)

Str. Prince of Wales, Cape Vincent (cargo list)

Schr. Ceres, Oswego, 92 bbls. potash, E. Hooker.

Str. Cataract, Oswego (cargo list)

Str. Prince of Wales, Cape Vincent (cargo list)

April 30th - Str. Northerner, Oswego (cargo list)

Prop. Brantford, Ogdensburgh, 50 kegs raisins, J. Miller & Co.

Str. Marion, do. in ballast.

Schr. Alert, do. do.


April 28th - Scow Henry of Kingston, Cape Vincent, 415 live hogs.

April 29th - Str. Ontario, Oswego (cargo list)

Schr. Argyle, Oswego, 70,000 feet lumber.


April 30th - Str. Gildersleeve, Cape Vincent (cargo list)

May 1st - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, Passengers and Baggage.

Schr. Leander, Port Hope, 2,356 bbls. flour, W. Bowen.

May 3rd - Bark Briton, Toronto, 2,200 bbls. flour, W. Bowen.

Schr. Mayflower, Picton, 2,000 bus. corn, J. Morton.

Schr. Ontario, Port Hope, 4,236 bbls. flour, McQuaig & Co.

May 5th - Str. Northerner, Oswego (cargo list)

Str. Gildersleeve, Cape Vincent (cargo list)

Str. Niagara, Oswego (cargo list)


April 30th - Str. Gildersleeve, Cape Vincent, 4 horses, 2 cows.

May 1st - Str. Cataract, Oswego, Passengers and Baggage.

Str. Prince of Wales, Cape Vincent, 1 horse.

Str. Charlevoix, S. Harbor, 30 cattle, 1 horse, 44 hogs, 1 bag seed.

Str. Cataract, Lewiston, 5 horses.

May 3rd - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, Passengers and Baggage.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1852