The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1854

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p.2 Items - The Cataraqui is now in the canal basin at Montreal, having gone down the river without the slightest accident, and is being rapidly fitted for sea. The Arabia is on her way down with a cargo of wheat.

The steamer Star has replaced the John Counter between this City and Cape Vincent. The Star seems rather small for the purpose, but may be more manageable for the passage of the Canal; yet it really would have been better to retain the Counter and add to her accommodations by erecting an after cabin.

The steamer Ottawa was seized at Milwaukie for an alleged violation of the U.S. revenue laws, but was subsequently released.

The new steamer America building at Niagara, for the Oswego and Hamilton line, and to be commanded by Capt. Masson, will be launched on the 24th inst.

A joint stock company has been formed for the purpose of constructinig an eastern entrance to Toronto harbor through Ashbridge's Bay.

We learn from good authority that vessels of full draught passed the Lachine Canal on Wednesday evening last. During the progress of removing certain obstructions in the channel, the Canal has been open only at night. It is, however, expected to be in full operation by noon of Saturday, the 13th instant. [Pilot 12th]

Messrs. Maxwell & Co., of Kingston, yesterday registered, in the Imperial Customs Office, an American built steamer, which they have named the Sir Charles Napier. They intended running her between Belleville and Montreal as a freight and passenger steamer. The Napier is fitted up for passengers, and will be found a very safe and commodious boat. [ibid]

Port of Kingston - Imports - 15th - Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

Str. Cataract, Oswego - (gen. cargo)

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh - (gen. cargo)

Schr. Lochiel, Hamilton - 500 brls flour, Thomas McKeever.

Exports - 13th - Schr. Helen Blood, Oswego - 233 bdls laths, 122,664 ft lumber.

Schr. S. Bond, Oswego - 104,786 ft lumber, 200 bdls laths.

15th - Schr. Waterwitch, Chicago - 210 tons pig iron.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1854