The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1858

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p.2 Opening of Navigation at Kingston - the ice is in poor shape; two suspended Forwarding Houses, it is believed, will resume operations on the opening of navigation.

-Chicago & Canada Trade - 23 or 24 Canadian vessels have wintered there; old Kingstonian Hugh McLennan has established an agency there for 12 months.

-The Season at Prescott - ferry O.S. Howard running.

-steamer Dart arrived at Detroit from Toledo; upper ports are open.

-The sale of steamboats, schooners, and barges, advertised for some time past came off on Wednesday on Fraser's wharf. No bids were offered for the steamers or barges, and only 1 schooner, the California, now lying at Montreal, was disposed of. She was bought by Captain Francis McMaster for £525.

-4 or 5 vessels to leave Chicago direct for Liverpool.

-John Meagher of Kingston is fitting up the St. Lawrence to run between Montreal and Bay of Quinte.

-the Northern Railway Co. has completed arrangements for the Collingwood-Chicago line - will use props. Hunter, Ontonagan, Evergreen City and Montgomery.

-Imports from Canada Under the Reciprocity Treaty - mentions lack of Consuls in Canadian ports to certify origin of goods. [Oswego Times]

-Marine Matters at Port Stanley - dull now but expected to pick up; should be a good spring for grain schooners.

-The Collectorship of Toronto - cleared of charges but found unequal to duties, will be removed to another port.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1858