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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1856

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p.2 First Steamer from Kingston - The splendid and favourite Steamer New Era, P.G. Chrysler, Master, arrived yesterday morning from Kingston, with a full cargo of freight, and on leaving had one hundred and forty passengers, ninety-six of whom came to Montreal. She belongs, as formerly, to the Royal Mail River Line of steamers, which run in conjunction with the Lake Mail Line, exchanging at Kingston on their upward trips, and Prescott on their downward trips, by the Lake boats coming to Prescott instead of Gananoque, as formerly, and giving them their passengers there.

The New Era is fitted and furnished in the best style, having large state rooms well fitted up in a most beautiful manner with beadsteads instead of berths, and no boat could be better adapted for the route on which she runs.

Passengers will learn, with pleasure, that she is still commanded by that well experienced and esteemed favourite of the travelling community, Captain P.G. Chrysler, who has always been remarked for the great care he takes of his boat, and his strict attention to the care and comfort of his passengers. [Montreal Argus May 1st]

A Diabolical Act - The Intelligencer says: Previous to the steamer City of the Bay leaving the wharf at Kingston, on the 28th ult., some wretch effected an entrance to the steamer's engine, and took the valves from the force pumps (which feed the boiler) away, thus rendering the boat liable to be blown to atoms at any moment, and every soul sacrificed. It is difficult to believe that such fiends exist, who would thus wantonly attempt to destroy the lives of their fellow men, and render useless an immense amount of property, for apparently, nothing less than revenge. Mr. Henry Corby, on the part of the owners of the boat, has offered a reward of 250 pounds, for the discovery of the parties implicated in this most atrocious act. We trust they may be brought to justice.

Independent Express Line

Between Toronto and Brockville

In Connection With the Grand Trunk & Great Western Railway,

By the New, Powerful and Commodious


On and after Monday next, the 5th May, the steamer Europa, Capt. Murdoch, will commence running three times a week between Toronto and Brockville, in connection with the Grand Trunk Railroad and River Steamers at Brockville, and the Great Western Railroad at Toronto, leaving Toronto every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 11 o'clock a.m., calling (weather permitting) at Darlington, Port Hope, Coburg and Kingston. Returning will leave Brockville every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 8 o'clock a.m., and Kingston at 2 o'clock p.m., for Toronto, calling (weather permitting) at Darlington, Port Hope and Coburg.

For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain or Purser, on Board, or to N.L. Putnam.

Kingston, May 5th, 1856

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1856