p.2 "On Saturday a new schooner for Mr. Bethune was launched in fine style from the works of the Niagara Dock company, and was christened "The Admiral," in honor, perhaps, of her owner, who is justly entitled to be considered the Admiral of Lake Ontario. The new vessel, which is pronounced by competent judges the finest model on the lake, is believed to be destined to ply between the Niagara River and Kingston. Capt. Richardson's new boat "Chief Justice," has so far advanced toward completion that she will be subjected to a trial this week, and will soon after proceed to Toronto, there to be painted, fitted up, etc., under the eye of her experienced owner. The Dock Company is on the point of laying down the keel of another new steamer, intended, we believe, to ply between Toronto and Hamilton." [Niagara Chronicle]
Montreal, Dec. 5th - The steamer Highlander left Kingston at one o'clock on Thursday, arrived at Prescott about 8 o'clock, and lay there until the following morning at half past seven, when she left for Coteau du Lac. She passed the rapids, and particularly the boiling waters of the Long Sault, in gallant style, and touched the wharf at the Coteau at four o'clock, having called on the passage down, at Matilda, Dickinson's Landing, and Cornwall.
Nothing can be more satisfactory than the result of this trial voyage. The Highlander suffered nothing from her contact with the ice, or from the perils which encompassed her at such a season as the present. [Commercial Messenger]