The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), March 27, 1844

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p.4 Our harbour begins to be enlivened by the busy note of preparation for the coming season of commercial business. The shipping is being put in readiness, and arrangements are being entered into for the transaction of the immense operations which are to transpire during the coming summer. All along the Lakes, at every port is stored an immense amount of their products of the soil, which are to find a market through our city, and to give employment to those engaged in the navigation of the western waters. We anticipate for the coming season a great increase upon the business of last year. [Buffalo Gazette]

The steamboat Kent was to leave Chatham, Western District, on Monday last, the 14th instant, on her first trip up this season, for Detroit and Amhertsburgh. [Toronto Colonist]

The steamer Gore has commenced running between this city and Hamilton. As yet she cannot get beyond Wellington Square, but if the weather continues as mild as at present, a few days will open up the navigation through Burlington Bay.... [Toronto Banner, March 15th]

A new steamer, called the Emerald, has been built at Chippewa by the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company, and is to run between Buffalo and Chippewa, in connection with the Erie and Ontario railroad. She promises to be a superior boat for safety and speed....

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), March 27, 1844