The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 10, 1847

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The Subscribers respectfully announce to their Friends and the Public generally, that they are prepared to Forward Merchandize and Passengers hence to Kingston, and the Intermediate Places on the River St. Lawrence and Ottawa, and the Rideau Canal, and Produce Downwards on as reasonable terms as any other Firm on the Route.

Having large Stores, immediately opposite the New Basins on the Lachine Canal, they can Store Flour, Pork, etc. low, with a great saving in Cartage.

They also offer their services as Shipping Agents, to Pass Entries, Receive Goods, per Ship Inwards, and to secure Freight and ship Produce Outwards.

To secure expedition and certainty of delivery of Way Freight, 2 first-class Barges will be exclusively engaged in carrying Freight for St. Andrews, Carrillon, Grenville, Point Fortune, Hawkesbury, and other places between Montreal and Bytown.

MURRAY & BARNUM, Montreal.

DONALD MURRAY & Co., Kingston.

Canal Basin, Lachine,

Montreal, 6th May, 1847.

Bankrupt Court - Certificate Granted, 5th May, Donald Murray. May 5th.

We have been handed the following particulars of the dimensions of the Iron Duke, the new steamer recently built for the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad Company, by Mr. Parkyn, of the St. Mary's Foundry. Length between perpendiculars, 179 feet; length on deck, in all, 185 feet; breadth of beam, 25 feet; depth of hold, 8 feet; diameter of wheel, 28 feet 6 inches. The Iron Duke is built with four water tight compartments, and will be propelled by an engine constructed on Parkyn's double Cylinder principle - two 44 inch cylinders, and 5 feet 6 inches stroke, with a patent cut off. We believe that the Iron Duke will be ready by the 1st of June, and will be employed in the transport of passengers only, the Prince Albert being reserved for freight. [Courier]

The Canadian brig British Queen cleared from here yesterday, for Kingston and Gananoque, Canada, having on board 9,025 bushels of wheat, and 1,360 barrels of flour, the freight on the cargo amounting to $2,033.75, and its value at the current prices of the day is $14,763. [Cleveland Herald, April 29th]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 10, 1847