The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), May 19, 1858

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STEAMER "HUNTER'- The Screw steamer Hunter Captain Dixon, arrived here on the 7th inst, with flour and provisions equal to 6, 200 barrels. The flour, except 700 barrels, was transshipped via Northern Road and Grand Trunk, to Montreal without change of cars at Toronto, thus making Collingwood the only place of transshipment between Chicago and Montreal.

"EVERGREEN CITY- The magnificent propellor Evergreen City, Capt. Ball arrived here on the 11th, with upwards of 9, 000 barrels of freight from Chicago and Milwaukee. Hear that ye fishing smacks of the Lower Lakes! This load was also transshipped here direct for Eastern ports. Toronto will be behind Collingwood in 20 years from now. This is the resting place which nature has formed between the Great West and the seaboard.

THE SCHOONER "A..E. HART"- On the same day, 11th inst. The schooner A.. E. Hart Captain, Broadman, arrived here with 3, 533 barrels of flour. We understand that another propeller is to be engaged for this time, on account of the large quantities of freight waiting for shipment at the western ports.

STEAMER "PLOUGHBOY'- It is said that the steamer Ploughboy is on her way round to run between Collingwood, the Bruce Mines, Sault Ste. Marie, and St. Joseph.

DEPARTURE BY THE "HUNTER'- The propeller Hunter left here on Saturday last, loaded with passengers, horses, vehicles, &c, for the new settlements in the west. For respectable emigrants going west, no route compares with this for cheapness, speed and comfort. All things considered, the propellers are much better than ordinary steamers for the class of passengers - Collingwood Journal, 15th

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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), May 19, 1858