LAUNCH AT PORTSMOUTH
To the Editor of the News.
Sir: There was launched from Mr. Ault's ship-yard, Portsmouth, on Thursday, a beautiful Propeller, called Thomas Jefferson, built for G.H. Gilbert, Esq., of Rome. She went off in fine style, and is said by competent judges to be of a very superior model, and well calculated for the trade intended, viz: the route between Trentport, Belleville and Cape Vincent, in connection with the Rome and Cape Vincent Railway; and with her barges, will carry 500,000 ft. of lumber. She will be commanded by Capt. Chapman. Success to all concerned, say I.
Portsmouth, May 20th, 1853. M.
The bark Cherokee, Capt. Robert Gaskin, 360 tons, 12 men, drawing 9 feet 3 inches of water, arrived at the Canal Basin, from Hamilton and Toronto, a few days since, and cleared for Liverpool yesterday. Her cargo consists of 3000 bbls flour, 200 do. pork, 21 do. lard; 700 bbls of the former article was shipped at the Canal Basin [Montreal Herald of Wednesday]
Will, during the ensuing season, ply between the Head of the Bay and Kingston, as follows:-
Leaves Belleville every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, at 2 o'clock, P.M., and the head of the Bay on the above days, Sundays excepted, at 11 o'clock, A.M., touching at the intermediate ports, and will arrive in Kingston in time for the River boats, the same evening.
Leaves Kingston on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 2 o'clock, P.M., touching at the intermediate ports.
The Novelty has, during the winter, undergone thorough repair, and had new boilers put in, so that the owner has little doubt but that she will prove as swift and comfortable a boat as will be on the route.
Belleville, 30th March, 1853.
ROYAL MAIL LINE OF STEAMERS
TO MONTREAL AND QUEBEC.
Lake Mail Line
MAGNET, Capt. Sutherland
MAPLE LEAF, J. Dick
River Mail Line
NEW ERA, Parker
LORD ELGIN, Farlinger
ST. LAWRENCE, Howard
One of the above steamers leaves Toronto for Kingston, Brockville, Prescott, and Ogdensburg, daily (Sundays excepted,) at noon, calling at Darlington, Port Hope and Cobourg, weather permitting; connecting at Prescott with one of the above River Boats for Montreal, and at Ogdensburg with the Northern Railroad, leading to all parts of Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Saratoga Springs, Boston and New York; and connecting at Kingston with the Cape Vincent and Rome Railroad.
Passengers by this Line will arrive at Montreal in time for the Quebec Steamers.
GEORGE B. HOLLAND, Agent.
Royal Mail Steam Packet Office, Toronto, May 11th, 1853.