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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1856

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p.2 Imports - May 29th - Str. Bay State, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Str. Ranger, Montreal, 1 hogshead wine, A. Livingston.

Schr. Emma, Cleveland, 240 tons coal, J. Doyle & Co.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Str. Kingston, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

May 30th - Scow Tom Thumb, Oswego, 50 barrels salt, J. Doyle & Co.

Str. Bowmanville, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Str. Bay State, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Exports - May 29th - Str. Cataraqui and Barges, Cape Vincent, 366,000 feet sawed lumber.

Rome, Watertown and Cape Vincent Railroad

The Watertown, Rome and Cape Vincent Railroad Company are running in connection with the splendid new steamers, belonging to the Great Western Railroad Company. The Canada, commanded by Capt. Geo. E. Willoughby; the America, commanded by Capt. John Masson; and the New York, commanded by Capt. Chapman, gentlemen well known for their urbanity and attention to passengers, and care of freight. Their boats are fitted up in a style of great elegance, and afford a most comfortable passage to the traveller and tourist, and to the merchant a safe and speedy transit for merchandize. They run between Hamilton, Cape Vincent Brockville and Ogdensburgh, in direct connection with the Great Western Railroad at Hamilton. They leave the Cape every evening, Sundays excepted, at 7 o'clock for Hamilton, and every morning for Brockville and Ogdensburgh. This Road connects with the British Mail Line of passenger steamers, the Arabia, Magnet, Kingston and Passport, conveying freight and running regularly from Cape Vincent to Toronto and Hamilton, calling at Coburg, Port Hope, Darlington and Oakville, weather permitting. In addition to the above, the different lines of propellers between Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton, will call at Cape Vincent for passengers and freight up.

The steamer Sir Charles Napier, Capt. G.W. Creighton, will leave the Cape twice a day, Sundays excepted, for Kingston, connecting with boats for the Bay of Quinte. These unequalled steam facilities are not to be surpassed by any route for shortness of time in transit.


Will, on and after Monday next the 5th (sic) May, make two trips daily between Kingston and Cape Vincent; leaving Kingston at half past seven o'clock a.m., and at 5 p.m., connecting with Watertown and Rome Railroad Trains; leaving the Cape at 10 o'clock a.m., and half past seven p.m.

(also includes timetable for train to Rome and 19 stops in-between) May 19th

p.3 For Belleville - The steamer Lady Elgin, Capt. Jacob Bonter, will leave the St. Lawrence Wharf for Belleville and intermediate ports, every morning at 7 1/2 o'clock. May 28th

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1856