Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 13, 1839
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p.2 The Western Trade - Stand Aside for Oswego - By our marine list it will be observed that we have already had 5 arrivals from Ohio, via the Welland Canal. Four of the vessels have full cargoes of wheat for the Oswego Mills. The ? of wheat by these arrivals is about ? bushels, which, if the State Canals were open would soon be on its way in the shape of flour to the great emporium. Bufalo harbor is still bound in icy fetters, and may be for a month to come. [Oswego Patriot, April 5th]

The new Steamboat Albion, built for Messrs. H. & S. Jones, is nearly finished, and is intended, when completed, to ply on the Bay of Quinte. She is to be commanded by Lieut. Johnson of the Provincial Navy. [Brockville Statesman, April 6th]

The Whig of yesterday states: The schooner Mississauga Chief, has arrived from Port Stanley, with a load of wheat, via the Welland Canal, this vessel's arrival on the 9th April at Kingston, is of unprecedented occurrence in the annals of Canada navigation. Her cargo has been discharged into one of M'Pherson & Crane's barges, and will be at market in the course of a few days. The Rideau Canal will be open by Monday week, the water in the several cuts being expected to be high enough by that time, to allow the passage of steamers.

p.3 The United States Steamer is advertised in the Sackett's Harbor Journal to commence her trips from Ogdensburgh to Lewiston on the 13th inst. under the command of Captain Whitney, formerly of the Great Britain.

It will be recollected that this vessel was last fall seized by the officers of the U.S. government for a gross breach of the neutrality law, by what process she has since been returned to her former owners we know not. The Steamer Oneida is plying in the opposite channel.



The Steam Boat


Will commence her regular Trips on Wednesday the 17th inst., and during the Season will, in connection with the Steam Boat Sir James Kempt, ply as follows, viz.:


Leave Kingston every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, arriving at the River Trent same evening.


Leave the River Trent every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning, arriving at Kingston same evening.

The rates of Passage and Freight the same as charged by the Sir James Kempt.

Steam Boat Office,

Kingston, 12th April, 1839.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 13, 1839