The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 24, 1858

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p.2 The navigation of the Rideau Canal through to Ottawa has been open nearly two weeks, and the Prince Albert, Capt. Thomas Jones, has made several irregular trips to and from Ottawa, to the great convenience of merchants and others. As she is the only passage and freight boat on the line, her prospects of sufficient trade to ensure her proprietors against loss are rather better than they were last year. She reached this port on Friday evening with upwards of four hundred bushels potatoes, one hundred and seventy-five thousand shingles, twenty-four barrels of oatmeal, from Perth, and about thirty passengers. We understand the regular days of arrival and departure for the season will be announced shortly.

Revenue Cutters - The American government have lately built six revenue cutters, which are now at Sandusky. They are to be put in commission immediately. One is to be stationed on Lake Erie, under the command of Capt. Douglas Ottinger; one on Lake Superior; one on Lake Huron; one on Lake St. Clair and Detroit River, one on Lake Ontario, and one on Lake Michigan. They are said to be efficient vessels, and will be manned and officered by capable and energetic men.

Large Cargo - The propeller Evergreen City, which recently arrived at Collingwood from Chicago, had a cargo of nine thousand barrels of flour. The Journal says the lower lake vessels are but fishing smacks compared with the Chicago and Collingwood line.

p.3 Imports - 21,22; Exports - 21.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 24, 1858