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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1860

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Jacques, Tracey & Co.'s Freight and Passenger Line

At the opening of the canals towards the end of this month, Jacques, Tracey & Co. will commence their shipping business by starting their three fine steamboats Huron, Colonist, and Indian, on the river St. Lawrence and the great lakes. New arrangements have been concluded to meet the increasing demands of their business, and during the summer they will ship daily between Montreal, Kingston, Hamilton, and Toronto. Besides these routes, the company's vessels will sail on others farther west, and in connection with the Great Western Railway Company, goods will be carried through to London, Detroit, and Chicago, calling at all the important trade depots in the west. In addition to their ordinary arrangements, the company have been appointed agents for Berry & Co.'s barges, and all the obligations attaching to this new position will be faithfully and punctually discharged. The vessels of the company have, during the winter months, undergone a thorough course of repairs, and fitted up carefully and completely to do an increased passenger and carrying trade. The vessels of the company have been among the earliest pioneers of the spring commerce on the lakes, one of their steamers having left Kingston for Toronto on the 12th of April.

M.K. Dickinson's Line

This splendid line of steamers, engaged in the freight and passenger trade between Montreal, Kingston, Ottawa, and various places in the Northern and Eastern States, is about to resume business. Mr. Dickinson has made an addition to his already extensive fleet, which raises the number of his steamers to eleven, consisting of the following vessels - Victoria, Ottawa, Ontario, Alma, Lily, Leeds, Erie, Albert, Breeze, John Stewart and Prescott. These will be distributed, as usual, on the various routes passed over in carrying on the summer trade. The Ottawa and Albert will sail between Ottawa and Kingston, touching at the various important towns on the Rideau Canal, while the Ontario, Alma, Lily, Breeze, John Stewart, and Victoria will form the daily line between Montreal and Ottawa, carrying traffic and passengers as usual. The Leeds, Erie, and Prescott will be engaged in the transport of lumber from Ottawa to the United States. These fine steamers have been overhauled during the winter and spring, receiving all necessary repairs and additions, and are now powerfully and tastefully fitted up for the accommodation of shippers and the travelling public. As soon as the canals are freed of ice business will commence. A commodious shed has just been erected, 100 by 80 feet, for the safe keeping of all goods, which, either in arriving or despatching, it may be necessary to leave on the wharf. The owner of this line desires to give every satisfaction to his customers.

McDonald's Ottawa Line

Messrs. McDonald & Co. will run a freight line between Montreal and Ottawa this season, consisting of the steamer Allan and a number of first-class barges. Freight will be taken to all intermediate ports. It is probable the same firm will conclude arrangements for an upper lake line of steamers. [Montreal Advertiser]

Imports - 18,19.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1860