p.2 Hamilton, March 28th - The schooner Elizabeth, owned by James Coleman, Esq., and loaded in Dundas, sailed for this port on yesterday, with a full cargo of Staves. A schooner arrived the same day. These are the first vessels of the season. The Sovereign, (Royal Mail Steamer) Capt. Sutherland, will commence her regular trips between Kingston and Toronto on Tuesday on Tuesday next. The Eclipse, Captain John Gordon, continues to run from Wellington Square to Toronto. On Tuesday next she will commence running from Brown's wharf, Port Hamilton. [Hamilton Journal]
Montreal Gazette, April 8, 1845
p.2 Port Robinson, 28th March, 1845 - ....The new steamboat London, which was built at Chippewa this winter, made her trial trip up the creek, to this village yesterday afternoon. She is a beautiful model, of considerable size, and is intended to run on the Upper Lake from Buffalo, calling at the various ports on the Canada side, in conjunction with the Kent. It is reported here that the Waterloo and Red Jacket steamers, are to run in opposition to the Emerald, from Chippewa, or perhaps from this place to Buffalo; this season there will be stages in conjunction with them to Queenston, in order to break down the "Erie and Ontario Railroad and Emerald Steamboat Company"; if such opposition is started, the fares from Queenston and perhaps from Toronto to Buffalo, will be very low this season.