The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1856

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p.2 The Royal Mail Line - We would call the attention of travellers going to the West, to the advertisement of the New Era Steamer in another column. Captain Chrysler is one of the most popular, experienced and careful commanders on the line. For the last fifteen years he has been engaged superintending the navigation of boats on the Upper Lake and River St. Lawrence, and, consequently, has a thorough knowledge of the dangers of the passage, and how to avoid them. The officers and crew under his command are all of them picked men - who like himself have been long in the service, and are well acquainted with it. What is almost of more importance in these days, when accidents are as rife on the water as on the land, - they are sober, careful and prudent. The engineer and pilot are strict abstainers; and in their hands, to a great extent, notwithstanding the surveillance of the Captain, rest the safety and life of all on board. The boat itself is well known. It is stout and strong, well protected from the danger of fire, and supplied with every necessity to secure safety, should an unforeseen accident by any means occur. She is most comfortably laid out, with a splendid saloon, and large staterooms, all of which are most elegantly furnished. The table is not to be surpassed by that of any other boat on the St. Lawrence. For attention to the comfort and happiness of his passengers, no one can surpass Capt. Chrysler, and in this respect also his crew are like himself - polite and obliging.

Imports - Oct. 4th - Scows Challenge and Sarah, French Creek, 45 cords fire wood, John Campbell.

Exports - Oct. 4th - Schooner Alma, Cleveland, 206 tons, 4 bbls. iron ore.

Schooner Messenger, Oswego, 2,600 bush. barley.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1856