The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 28, 1852

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p.2 Launch of the Isabella - At Cull's shipyard in this city, on the Queen's birthday, at two o'clock, a handsome schooner of 225 tons burthen, built by Mr. Sidney Hamilton, one of the owners, for the lake trade, was launched into Lake Ontario, where she floated very gracefully. Her size is 95 feet keel, 23 1/2 feet breadth of beam, 9 feet depth of hold, she draws less than four feet of water when light, and is an elegant model, tight and strongly built. We trust that the merchants of Toronto will reward Capt. Hamilton's enterprize by their patronage. [Examiner]

Sault Ste. Marie Canal - We learn from the Courier that the Hon. J. Young, and Hon. Mr. Killaly, the Chief Commissioners of the Board of Works, left Montreal on Monday for the Sault. Ste. Marie. We understand that these gentlemen will be absent about fourteen days, and that the object of their expedition is to ascertain some facts, necessary to be known, preliminary to the construction of a canal round the Sault. We are glad to find the government so alive to the necessity of this important work, which we must have to enable us to compete with our neighbors, the Americans, and preserve our righteous share of the trade in our own waters; the generation to come will find the regions around Lake Superior the homes of thousands of indudtrious and enterprising Anglo-Saxons, but it will not do to neglect the present opportunity.


Arrivals and Imports

May 26th - Schr. Halifax, Bear Creek, 16,000 pipe staves, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. Albion, Toronto, 1394 bbls. flour, Hooker & Holton.

Schr. Scotland, Whitby, 58 bbls. potash, D. McIntosh.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Cape Vincent (cargo list)

Str. Niagara, Oswego (cargo list)


May 22nd - Schr. Christiana, Oswego, 10,000 feet lumber, 13,000 shingles.

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, 1 hose.

May 24th - Str. Lady of the Lake

May 25th - Scow J. Morton, Oswego, 79 1/2 cords wood, 35,000 feet lumber.

Scow Pigeon Hawk, French Creek, 49 bbls. flour.

Schr. Rachael, Oswego, 100,000 feet lumber.

Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, 5 bars iron.

May 26th - Str. Northerner, Oswego.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh.

Port of Entry - Bytown made a warehousing port, Collector appointed; politics involved. [Bytown Gazette]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 28, 1852