CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS, 1864. -- The Montreal Gazette of April 1st. says :-- Messrs. Chaffy & Black will form a line of the following named boats: -- The MERRITT (new), CONTAIN (new), BROCKVILLE, BRISTOL, WHITBY, BRUNO, MAGNET, RANGER, making the largest and newest freight line. The BRISTOL, BROCKVILLE, CONTAIN and BRUNO, will form a through line between Chicago and Montreal. The MERRITT is a splendid double engine sea-going propeller, built at Brockville by Chaffy & Bros, and the largest propeller ever built in Canada. Her tonnage will be about 900 tons, and she could cross the Atlantic with 800 bbls of flour, and 300 tons of coal, being three masted, bark rigged, her engines being auxilary when off the lakes.
The CONTAIN is a fine propeller, built by Contain for J. D. Black of Montreal, having the OSHAWA's engine.
On the Georgian Bay the upper cabin, double engine steamer ALGOMA, will run on the Mail route between Collingwood, Sault Ste. Marie and Fort William. The ALGOMA was formerly the RACINE. The steamer CLIFTON, Capt. Smith, will run in the Mail line between Collingwood and Owen Sound. The new propeller GEORGIAN, built this winter, at Severn, for Smith & Wyatt, will be in Collingwood as soon as the ice permits, and will be on the route between Chicago and Collingwood.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
April 7, 1864