The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1850

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p.2 Copper to England - Yesterday the Minesota passed down the Welland Canal, with 300 tons of Copper Ore, from the Bruce Mines, on Lake Huron, for Swansea. [St. Catherine's Journal]

The Long Sault Rapids - similar to Nov. 7 article.

Kingston Imports.

Nov. 7th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Scow Utica, French Creek, 19 cords fire-wood.

Schr. Ellen, Oshawa, 846 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones; 378 bush. barley, Mr. Cajill.

Schr. Merchant, Port Hope, 510 bbls. flour, H.J. Noad & Co.

Schr. Perry, Whitby, 400 bbls. flour, 1850 bush. wheat, D.P. Janes.

Schr. Duke, Darlington, 3304 bush. wheat, 30 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Leander, Montreal, 13 hhds. lead pipe, Kingston Water Works Co.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Nov. 8th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, pass. and baggage.

Schr. Prince Edward, Gananoque, 499 bush. barley, 84 bags flour, McLennan & Patterson.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, gen. cargo.


Nov. 7th - Str. Bay State, Lewiston, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Luther Wright, Cleveland, 1151 bars railroad iron.

Schr. Ellen Parke, Ogdensburgh, 1245 bbls. flour.

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Nov. 8th - Str. Niagara, Lewiston, pass. and baggage.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, pass. and baggage.

Nov. 9th - Schr. S.A. Green, Cleveland, 800 bars railroad iron.

The Harbour - At the Town Council on Monday several members expressed their dissatisfaction at the manner in which the dredging of the Harbor is going on. It appears from what we could gather that a contract had been entered into with the parties owning the dredge to remove all the sand and mud etc. from the Harbour, at a fixed price per cubic yard; that they were to set one machine to work this fall, and two next season. A machine was set to work accordingly and a large quantity of sand removed, but unfortunately it was from that part of the Harbour where its removal is of the least comparative advantage at present, the bar at the entrance being as yet we may say untouched. That dredge, however, being a powerful one, was doing its work well, and would have cleared out a large space before winter had it been left, but some time ago the owners removed it to Port Hope, and sent one to replace it which does not work so well. Those dredges, being worked by horses, can do nothing when there is the least swell on the lake, and consequently except in a perfect calm, can do nothing on the bar, which is outside the piers. Now it is all important that the bar be removed, and a Steam dredge is the only kind fitted to remove it. We are aware that several of the Councillors have been from the first of opinion that a Steam dredge ought to be built at the cost of the Town, which, when the Harbour is completed, could be sold, or chartered to other parties requiring one, and that the money expended in labour would thereby be retained amongst the townspeople, and not as now given to strangers to take away. We are satisfied that this is the only plan, and also that before long the whole Council will be of the same opinion, at least for the good of Town, we sincerely hope so. [Cobourg Star]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1850