p.3 The Niagara Chronicle informs us that the Americans have on Lake Erie, 55 steamers, 20 propellers, 50 brigs, 207 schooners; now building, 10 steamers, 12 propellers, 12 square rigged vessels. Besides these, there is an iron man-of-war steamer, the Michigan, of 500 tons, and another, the Dallas, just launched, and of the same power. The Niagara Chronicle strongly insists on the necessity of building immediately some vessels powerful enough to cope with those of the Americans.
ROYAL MAIL LINE
MONTREAL AND KINGSTON.
The arrangements of this Line for the Season are now complete, and such alterations have been made in the route, combined with a reduction of Fares, as cannot fail in giving satisfaction to the travelling community.
Passengers upward will leave Montreal at Half-Past Ten in the morning by Stage, and on their arrival at Lachine (9 miles) will embark in one of the well-known, favourite Steamers.
HIGHLANDER, Capt. Bowen.
CANADA, Capt. Bowen,
GILDERSLEEVE, Capt. Ponton.
And passing through Beauharnois and Cornwall Canals, touching at Coteau du Lac, Cornwall, Prescott, Ogdensburgh, Brockville, and Gananoque, will arrive at Kingston (without transhipment) about two o'clock, p.m., on the following day, in time for the Lake Steamers for Toronto, Niagara, Hamilton, etc.
Passengers downwards will leave Kingston in one of the above Steamers at Seven o'clock a.m., and passing through the Lake of the Thousand Islands and the various Rapids of the St. Lawrence, will arrive in Montreal about the same hour the following morning.
JOHN FARROW, Agent.
Upper Canada Stage Office,
Montreal, 6th May, 1846.