The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1817

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p.2 a letter about Naval Establishment not mixing with Kingstonians, signed by "Historicus".

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Commerce of the Upper Lakes, etc.

[Montreal Herald]

It is with lively satisfaction we notice, that an active and greatly extended commerce has succeeded the din of war on the Lakes of Upper Canada, from Prescott and Ogdensburgh to the falls of St. Mary. The ports of Kingston, York and Niagara, have their marine list, which, from the number of arrivals and departures announced weekly, indicate much wealth and great activity, and on Lake Erie, a corresponding industry is observed. On the American shores, the commercial progress has been still more rapid. Ogdensburgh, Sacket's Harbor, Oswego, Sodus and Niagara, present the bustle and activity of considerable Maritime Ports. In the maritime lists of some of those ports, we have seen as many as twenty arrivals in one week, of boats carrying from 150 to 250 barrels; and sloops and schooners from 50 to 150 tons burden, all fully loaded. This is the more extraordinary, for only twenty years ago the adjoining country was almost without population, and is a noble illustration of what the hand of man is capable of accomplishing by steady perseverance...(it goes on to complain of lack of government support for improvements to internal navigation.)

p.3 Melancholy Event - 3 men in skiff fishing in harbor, upset, 1 man drowns.



Sept. 2nd - Packet Rambler, Cherry, from Kingston, passengers.

5th -        do.     do.

6th - Schr. Leicester, Prime, fr. Kingston, merchandize.

8th - Rambler, Cherry, fr. S. Harbor, passengers.

Dolphin, Clark, fr. Kingston, merchandize.

10th - Morning Star, Bush, fr. Oswego, 205 barrels salt.

11th - Dolphin, Howe, from Kingston, merchandize and passengers.

12th - Rambler, Cherry, from S. Harbor, passengers & household furniture.

15th - Packet Rambler - G.R. Cherry, from S. Harbor, passengers.

19th - Schr. Lady Amelia, Covert, merchandize from Kingston.

22th - Rambler, G.R. Cherry, from S. Harbor, horse, waggon, & passengers.

27th -     do.                 , passengers.

30th - Schr. Lady Amelia, Covert, fr. Kingston, merchandize.

Oct. 1st - Farmer's Daughter, Ingalls, fr. S. Harbor.

2th - Fellowship, Dyer, fr. Kingston, merchandize.

6th - Rambler, Cherry, fr. S. Harbor, passengers.

11th - do.         do.

Dolphin, Howe, Bellville, passengers.

12th - Fellowship, Dyer, Kingston, merchandize.

15th - Durham boat, Yerx, merchandize.

18th - Rambler, Cherry, from S. Harbor, passengers.

                  (Clearances omitted for want of room.)

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1817