The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Mar 1861

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Steamboat Arrangements for 1861

The steamboat people have had several meetings in Kingston of late days, and although all their arrangements are not fully completed, enough has transpired to say, that, during the season of 1861, a reversion to the old Through Line from Hamilton to Montreal will take place, and the original five boats, the Passport, Kingston, Banshee, New Era and Champion will form a Daily Line. During spring and fall, the steamer Magnet will take her place in this Line, and in July, August and part of September, she will repeat her Saguenay business of last summer, leaving the five other vessels to do her duty.

We believe the proprietors of the different Freight lines are preparing to get their Boats out early this season, as the heavy snowstorms during the past winter have greatly interfered with the Railways and there are, consequently, large accumulations of freight at both ends of the route which will probably furnish a brisk business for steamers this spring.


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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Mar 1861