The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1841

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p.2 As a certain indication of our increasing Trade and prosperity, we state for the information of the public, that 18 steam boats are constantly employed in towing barges up the Ottawa and Rideau to this port. - 3 of which steamers go down the St. Lawrence, thus making a round passage hence to Lachine. About 120 barges, etc. are engaged in the forwarding business between Kingston and Montreal by the Rideau and St. Lawrence routes, and 32 first class barges employed on the St. Lawrence route alone. This fleet of barges carry out of this port monthly during the season of navigation, about 55,000 barrels bulk, via the St. Lawrence, and return by the canal and river, laden with merchandize for the U.C. merchants. About 80 schooners are employed in the transit of the down freight from the various ports on the Lakes to Kingston, and make on an average one trip per fortnight. A number of schooners are also employed in the timber and stave trade, the most extensive branch of which is carried on at Garden Island, opposite this town, by Messrs. Calvin, Cook and Counter.

The Royal Mail Line steamers Niagara, City of Toronto, and St. George form a daily line between Kingston and Toronto, and the Brockville and H. Gildersleeve between Kingstona and Dickenson's Landing.

The Commodore Barrie makes a weekly trip from Prescott, round the head of the Lake.

The Union and Kingston form a daily line from Kingston to the head of the Bay of Quinte, touching at the intermediate places.

The Oneida and Telegraph leave Kingston alternately every morning for Oswego via Sackett's Harbor, and the Express runs daily direct from this port to Oswego.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1841