The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1856

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p.3 The Season Steamboat Arrangements

Nothing is definitely settled as to the arrangements of the various Steamboats on the River St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario, but we can hazard the following:

The Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston Mail Line consisting of the fine steamers Passport, Magnet, and Arabian, will run as usual, with the probability of the Kingston or New Era's being taken on as a fourth boat; in which case all the vessels will shift their Passengers and Freight at Prescott, instead of at Kingston. The River Mail Line, consisting of the steamers Banshee, St. Lawrence, New Era and the Kingston, (should one of these latter vessels not be wanted as a Lake boat,) will run as usual between Kingston and Montreal.

The large Great Western R.R. Boats, the Canada and America, together with Capt. Harrison's Europa (in all probability, but not certainly,) will form a Daily Line between Brockville, Cape Vincent, Toronto and Hamilton.

The Rome Sentinel tells us that the arrangements of the American Boats of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario Company are similar to those of last year, except that the boats of this Company will also form the Collingwood line between Oswego and Toronto, and no other boats are to be put upon that route. The steamers are detailed for the season as follows: New York, Capt. B.B. Chapman; Northerner, Capt. R.F. Child; Ontario, Capt. H.N. Throop; Bay State, Capt. John Ledyard. These boats will form a daily line, touching at all intermediate points, as usual, including Toronto; and connecting at Ogdensburgh with the steamer Jenny Lind, Capt. L. Moody; British Empire, Capt. D.S. Allen; Montreal, Capt. J. La Flamme, which form the line on the St. Lawrence from Ogdensburgh to Montreal. The above are all first class boats, and will not fail to make regular time. The old commanders it will be seen, and there are none of superior abilities and accomplishments on the inland waters, are placed in command of the boats they have respectively commanded. The arrangements are well devised, and the idea of these splendid boats occupying the Collingwood line between Oswego and Toronto, is one of economy and expediation, and will render the route more popular and pleasant than ever. The boats will leave Oswego every afternoon, and touch at Genesee river, cross over to Toronto, leaving the Collingwood or Hamilton passengers, the latter being enabled to take the cars to Hamilton, and the latter can proceed to Collingwood, as on the last season.

Canadian White Bait - can be caught through ice in Kingston harbor.

March 29, 1856


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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1856