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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 25, 1842

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p.2 (In Honor of Queen's Birthday) (part) - ...Precisely at one o'clock, P.M., a Royal Salute was fired by the R. Navy, and a beautifully modelled gun boat was launched from the Royal Navy Dockyard, named the Millicent. H.M.S. War Schooner Montreal was anchored off the Commodore's Wharf, dressed most tastefully with flags - and her appearance elicited universal admiration. The numerous merchant vessels in port imitated her example.

A New Line - The Canadian steamer Kent, Capt. Van Allen, will be here in a day or two preparatory to taking her place in a line recently established between this city and Detroit, touching, however, at Port Stanley and all the Canadian ports instead of the American, as our boats are in the habit of doing. The growing increase of our intercourse with the province, and the novelty of the route, will doubtless draw a full share of patronage.

The above paragraph we copy from the Buffalo Commercial of Wednesday. The arrangement alluded to will be of great benefit to the Canadians who reside beyond the District of Gore - for at the present time the only means of conveyance to any place above Hamilton is by the inland stage route.


May 17th - Str. Niagara, 205 flour, H. & S. Jones; str. St. George, 150 do., do.; J. Porter, 367 pork, do.; C.P. Thompson, 4538 pcs. staves, Macpherson & Crane; Florida, 400 flour, 111 pork, do., 350 flour, Hooker, Henderson & Co.; Warren, 339 flour, 134 pork, McGibbon & Ferguson; Lexington, 75 pork, 315 flour, do.; H. Calvin, 689 pork, do.; sch. Princess Royal, 288 pork, 4000 bus wheat, do.

May 18th - Str. City of Toronto, 250 flour, H. & S. Jones, 170 flour, 14 whisky, 6 beef, Sanderson & Murray, 84 flour, Macpherson & Crane; H. Calvin, 400 pork, 200 doz. corn brooms, H. & S. Jones; St. Patrick, 1159 bbls pork, 500 flour, Ross, Matthie & Co.; Wellington, 1850 bus wheat, 396 bls flour, Sanderson & Murray; Union, 118 bus peas, do.; Margaret, 38 flour, do.; Toronto, 483 pork, do.; J. Welsh, 19 ashes, do.; England, 90 pork, 10 whiskey, Macpherson & Crane; Isabella, 300 flour, do.; Herald, 68 hhds tobacco, 14 bls flour, do.; Geo. Moffatt, 500 pork, 212 flour, 10 bbls 32 kegs lard, do. [News]




Capt. Charles Burns,

Will during the Season, ply between Kingston, Oswego, Wellington, Cobourg, Port Hope, Bond Head Harbor, Port Darlington, Whitby, Toronto and Hamilton, as follows:


To leave Kingston every Monday at 7 o'clock A.M.

do. Oswego do 7 o'clock P.M.

And on Tuesday call at Wellington, Cobourg, Port Hope, Bond Head Harbor, Port Darlington and Whitby, arriving at Toronto the same night.

Leaving Toronto for Hamilton on Wednesday at 9 o'clock, A.M., touching at Port Credit and Oakville.


To leave Hamilton every Wednesday evening.

Do. Toronto Thursday at 7 o'clock A.M.

Calling at Whitby, Port Darlington, Bond Head Harbor, Port Hope, Cobourg, and Wellington, arriving at Oswego on Friday morning.

Will leave Oswego the same evening, after the arrival of the Boats from Syracuse, and reach Kingston on Saturday morning, in time for the Steam Packets for Montreal, via the St. Lawrence, and the Rideau and Ottawa Canals.


Hamilton, Gunn & Browne.

Toronto, James Browne.

Whitby, John Welsh.

Port Darlington, William Mitchell.

Bond Head Harbor, F. Clarke.

Port Hope, W. Henderson.

Cobourg, W.H. Kittson.

Wellington, A. McFaul, Thomas McKeever.

Oswego, Bronson & Crocker, Lewis & Wright.

Kingston, James Watt.

Kingston, May 21st, 1842.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 25, 1842