p.2 Buffalo, April 10th - The steamer America, which went ashore last week at Point-au-Pelee, is a complete wreck. She was an old craft, and was insured.
Navigation - The Magnet left this port for the head of the lake on Tuesday night, and next morning the Mayflower came in from above. The Magnet is now under the command of Capt. Twohy, late of the Passport, and Capt. Macdonald has succeeded to the Mayflower. The John Counter runs daily to the Cape, and on Tuesday and yesterday brought over a very large quantity of freight.
We have heard nothing authentic as to the steamboat arrangements for the season on the lake and river, but it is rumored that the lake mail line will consist of the Maple Leaf, Champion and Highlander, while the Passport, Arabian and Magnet will form another, and, what we suppose must in such case be called, an opposition line. But as the Maple Leaf is advertised upon the Toronto and Rochester route, it may be that the rumor is incorrect. A few days must determine the matter, as the mail contracts for conveyance by water will come into force.
The Hamilton Spectator is authorized to state that a daily line of steamers will, as usual, ply between Hamilton and Cape Vincent Railroad, during the present season.
Imports - Port of Kingston - April 11th - Str. John Counter (general cargo)
* Note - When "(general cargo)" appears it means that the cargo list has not been copied in full from the newspaper, the detailed minutae of the regular ferry steamers' cargoes not being considered important enough for the purposes of these extracts. - Editor.
Forwarding - 1854
D. McIntosh will, as heretofore, carry on the Forwarding Business between Quebec, Montreal and Kingston, and other interior ports, under the Firm of D. McIntosh & Co., Quebec and D. McIntosh, Kingston. All down freight consigned to him will be insured against Marine loss or damage, excepting where he is instructed not to Insure.
Kingston, April 6th, 1854.
April 14, 1854