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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1851

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The Splendid Iron Steamer


Captain Henry Twohy,

Will leave Kingston for Toronto on Mondays and Thursdays, at 3 p.m., on the arrival of the River Boat, and Toronto for Hamilton every Tuesday and Friday Mornings, at 8 o'clock, leaving Hamilton for Toronto on same days, at 3 p.m.

Will leave Toronto for Kingston on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 12 o'clock noon.

Weather permitting, the Passport will call at intermediate Ports.

Steamboat Office,

Kingston, 5th April, 1851.


George W. Creighton,

General Commission and Shipping Agent,

Foot of

Princess Street, Kingston.


Capt. James Dick.

Will leave Kingston for Toronto and Hamilton, calling at Cobourg, Port Hope and Darlington (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, on the arrival of the River Boat.

Will leave Toronto for Kingston, calling at the intermediate ports (weather permitting) every Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

Kingston, April 3rd, 1851.

The Well Known Steamer


Capt. Jas. Sutherland,

(Carrying Her Majesty's Mails,)

Will leave Hamilton for Toronto and Kingston, every Monday and Thursday Morning, at half-past seven o'clock, and Toronto for Kingston, same day at noon; Will leave Kingston for Toronto and Hamilton, every Tuesday and Friday Afternoon, upon the arrival of the River Mail boat, calling at Cobourg, Port Hope, and Darlington, each day (weather permitting); will leave Toronto for Hamilton every Wednesday and Saturday Morning at eight o'clock.

April 2nd, 1851

ad for Lake Ontario and River St. Lawrence New Through Line - Champion, Capt. Marshall; Highlander, Capt. Stearns; May Flower, Capt. Paterson; with schedule. August 26, 1851.

p.2 Wreck of the Schooner Christiana, Capt. Lang, body attached to rigging, buried by people of Hillier, to be towed into Kingston by str. Charlevoix. [Whig] (article damaged and part missing)

For Montreal


Capt. Thomas Howard.

Will leave the St. Lawrence wharf touching at the intermediate ports tomorrow at 11 o'clock p.m. after the arrival of Bay of Quinte boats. Will arrive at Montreal early next day.

Oct. 7th, 1851.

The Late Mr. Henry Gildersleeve, Esq. - settled in Kingston in 1816; shortly afterwards he launched the Frontenac, the first steamboat that ever ( ) on any of these great inland seas, which is now covered by some of the noblest vessels in the world. At the same time he built the Charlotte...."The Charlotte lost money for a couple of years, which determined Mr. Gildersleeve himself to take command of her, which he did; and by his judicious management she paid large dividends to the stockholders; and also, out of the profits, the Sir James Kempt, Prince of Wales, Gildersleeve, and New Era were successively built. He had also recently commenced building another steamer, to be called the Bay of Quinte. This steamer is now in progress at the Kingston Marine Railway Company's Shipyard; and he confidently expected her to excel all predecessors, as each of his others did in their respective ages."

"It is a circumstance worth remarking, that Mr. Gildersleeve's steamers on the bay were the only ones that ever did more than pay expenses."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1851