The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 22, 1855

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p.2 Underwriters' Tariff For Lake Navigation - The Underwriters' Convention at Buffalo, last week, says the Commercial, adopted the following tariff: - on hulls for the navigation of all the lakes, and to Montreal. First class sail vessel less than 200 tons, season 6 1/2, year 7. From 200 to less than 300 tons, season 7 1/2, year 8. 300 to less than 500 (sic), season 8 1/2, year 9. From 400 and over, season 9, year 9 1/2. Lumber vessels loading on the shores of Lake Michigan and Huron 2 per cent, additional. First class steamboats and propellers, less than 400 tons, season 8, year 9. From 400 to less than 600 tons, season 8, year 9. From 400 to less than 600 tons (sic), season 9, year 10. 600 tons and over season 10, year 11. No extension of hull risks after the 30th of Nov. at noon, excepting steam vessels employed exclusively on Lake Ontario. For Passenger and Mail Steamers navigating Lake Ontario and River St. Lawrence to Ogdensburgh, 10 per cent, deducted from these rates; and same off Propellers navigating any or all of the lakes, without a cabin on the upper deck. For sail vessels on Lake Ontario 1/2 per cent deducted. Season of Navigation, from April 1st to noon Nov. 30.

Steamboat Owners Convention - The annual meeting of the Steamboat Owners of Lake Ontario and the River St. Lawrence, for the past week in Kingston, is over and several parties are returning to their homes. The arrangements for the coming season must be satisfactory to the public, for a better class of vessels are engaged than have ever run between Montreal and Hamilton. There will be a Daily Line of Steamers between Montreal and Kingston, and another Daily Line between Kingston and Hamilton. The Lake Line to consist of the Steamers Magnet, Captain Twohy; Arabian, Captain Colcleugh; Passport, Captain Harbottle. The River Line to consist of the Steamers New Era, Captain Chrysler; Champion, Captain Milloy; Banshee, Captain Howard; and the new Iron Boat now building by the Honorable John Hamilton at Montreal. The old favorites, St. Lawrence and Ottawa, to be kept in reserve. [Whig]

Feb. 23, 1855


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 22, 1855