p.2 Our Fleet - We had at our wharves in this city yesterday, 12 steamboats, 6 brigs, and 22 schooners, in all 40 lake crafts. This is a pretty respectable fleet to be at one time, in a single port, far away in the interior and almost a thousand miles from the Ocean. What a contrast with the shipping which supplied the wants of the little trading and military posts of by-gone days! Those who fancied a few years ago that Detroit had then nearly reached her commercial acme were sadly mistaken. Never did she exhibit clearer signs than now of permanent and substantial growth in every department of industry and enterprize. Her course is onward with rapid strides. Let us all appreciate and act up to the high destiny of our cherished city. [Detroit Daily Advertiser, April 9th]
p.3 The Juno, one of Macpherson & Crane's Steam Propellers, arrived at Montreal on Monday last from Kingston.
MONTREAL AND KINGSTON
OF STEAMBOATS AND STAGES.
The Public are respectfully informed that the following are the arrangements for the Season: the
Commodious and Fast Sailing Low Pressure
HIGHLANDER, CAPTAIN STEARNS,
GILDERSLEEVE, CAPTAIN BOWEN,
CANADA, CAPTAIN LAWLESS,
Will ply daily from Kingston to Coteau du Lac, (45 miles from Montreal,) leaving Kingston every morning, at 7 o'clock, and arriving at Coteau du Lac early the same evening; from which place Passengers are conveyed to the Cascades in Stages (on a planked road), sleep on board the Steamer Chieftain, and arrive in Montreal the next morning at 7 o'clock.
From Coteau du Lac, the Boats leave every evening, on the arrival of the Mail and Passengers from Montreal; and reach Kingston the following afternoon, in time for Passengers to take the Steamers for any Port on Lake Ontario.
The Boats pass through the splendid Long Sault Canal, the magnificent rapids of the St. Lawrence, and the Lake of the Thousand Islands by day-light, affording Passengers the most desirable, safe, and expeditious route between Kingston and Montreal.
The above Steamers call at the following places: Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott, Ogdensburgh, N.Y., Matilda, Williamsburgh, and Cornwall.
Steam-Boat Office, Commercial Wharf,
Kingston, 26th April, 1844.