The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1856

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p.2 The Rideau Canal - The steamer Fire Fly, Capt. Alexander Smyth, has made the passage to Bytown, and returned to Kingston yesterday. The water is so low in the canal, in places, that the other two steamers of the Daily Line of boats have not yet been enabled to make their trips.

Imports - May 8th - strs. Napier, Arabian, Banshee, (gen. cargo)


p.3 Bay of Quinte


The New & Swift Daily Express Steamer


F.A. Carrell, Master

Downwards: Will leave Belleville every morning (Sundays excepted,) at 6 o'clock, for

Picton, Bath, Kingston

and all intermediate ports, and arrive in Kingston about one o'clock, P.M.

Upwards: Will leave Kingston every afternoon (Sundays excepted,) at three o'clock, for

Bath, Picton, Belleville, and Intermediate Ports,

and arrive in Belleville early the same evening.

By arrangements the above is the connecting steamer with the Lake and River Royal Mail Line, the American Mail Line, the Kingston and Cape Vincent and the Rideau Canal Steamers, for Passengers and Freights to and from all ports on the Bay of Quinte.

The Bay of Quinte has been built expressly for this route, is fitted up in a most elegant manner, with splendid upper state cabins, and is one of the swiftest Steamers on Canadian waters.

No Extra Charge Made for Berths or State Rooms, and those Downward Passengers from Belleville who would prefer so doing, will be permitted to sleep on board during the night previous to the morning of departure.

Freights shipped through to Cape Vincent, and to all Ports on the River St. Lawrence, at the lowest rates and in the most expeditious manner.

Express Office On Board

Passengers are requested to place their Luggage in charge of the Porter, and to make known to the Captain any lack of civility or attention. May, 1856

American Line of Steamers - Ontario, Bay State, New York, Northerner - One of the above very superior First Class Lake Steamers will leave the United States Wharf every afternoon at two o'clock for Ogdensburgh, and every morning for Sackett's, Oswego, Rochester, and Lewiston, at half-past seven o'clock, (Sundays excepted). Kingston, May 7th, 1856

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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1856