p.2 Hamilton, C.W., April 9th - On Saturday last the schooner Elizabeth, belonging to James Coleman, Esq., of Dundas, with a full cargo of flour, cleared from the custom-house here for Kingston. On Sunday noon, the schooner Thames, with 850 barrels of flour, belonging to Messrs. Gunn and Brown, sailed for Kingston.
Buffalo, April 6th - The unexpected return of the two propellers which had started for Chicago with full cargoes of flour from Detroit, has augmented our stocks some 5000 brls. during the week, and though but little of that which has been landed was put in the market, its tendency is to deaden operations at this point. The introduction of these two cargoes exhibits, too, another feature. While sail vessels were closing contracts at 18 cts. for flour from Detroit, those new craft step in and take full cargoes at 16 cts. per brl. Of course, this proves that their introduction upon the lakes will not only affect the price of passage on steamers, but must lessen freights by sail craft.....
The schooner Lord Seaton, Capt. Smith, left this port on Friday morning, for Kingston, laden with pearl ash. - Chatham, April 6th.
Montreal Gazette, April 25, 1844
p.2 Launch - On Saturday last, the propeller London, the property of Mr. Baker, was launched. The day was most favourable, and the vessel left her slips in gallant style; she is a very pretty model, and is to be worked by an engine of twenty-five horse power; she is intended for the carrying trade between this and Montreal. After the launch, Mr. & Mrs. Baker entertained a large party at lunch. [Cobourg Star]