The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1845

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p.3 Steamboat Arrangement - The Proprietors of the Daily line of boats between Lewiston and Ogdensburgh, via Rochester, Oswego, Sackets Harbor and Kingston, have announced their arrangement for the season. The boats forming the line are the Lady of the Lake, Capt. J.J. Taylor; the St. Lawrence, Capt. J. Van Cleve; the Rochester, Capt. N.H. Throop; and the new steamer Niagara, Capt. R.F. Child. Going downwards a boat will leave Lewiston every day (Sundays excepted) at 3 o'clock, P.M.; Rochester at 10 P.M.; Oswego at 8 A.M.; Sacket's Harbor at 12 P.M. and Kingston at 4 P.M. arriving at Ogdensburgh in time for the daily boats for Montreal which run in connection with this line. On the upward trip, a boat will leave Ogdensburgh every day (Sundays excepted) at 8 o'clock A.M., Kingston 5 P.M., Sacket's Harbor 9 P.M., Oswego 9 A.M., and Rochester 6 P.M. and arrive at Lewiston at 4 o'clock A.M. in time for the cars for Niagara Falls and Buffalo, and in time for the steamers leaving Buffalo at 9 A.M. A boat also leaves Lewiston for Hamilton and Toronto, immediately on the arrival of one of this line at Lewiston. These boats also run in connection with the packet boats plying twice a day between Syracuse and Oswego forming the pleasantest and cheapest route between Syracuse and Lake Erie. The difference between the Railroad and the Lake route is stated thus:

Railroad fare from Syracuse to Niagara Falls (200 miles) $7,00

Board on the way $1,00

Supper, breakfast, etc., at Buffalo $1,50


Fare from Syracuse by the lake route to Niagara, including board, etc., (196 miles) $5,50. Difference in favor of the lake route, $4,00.

The packet boats running between Oswego and Syracuse are new, commodious and elegantly fitted up and furnished, and under the charge of capable and attentive Captains, already well and extensively known. The steamers forming the line are of the first class, unsurpassed for speed, safety, and elegance of accommodation on the lakes. They are under charge of experienced, skilful and well tried commanders, attentive to their duties and regardful of the safety and the comfort of passengers. The grand and attractive scenery of the Lake Ontario route, combined with its cheapness and opportunity for rest and comfort, afford to passengers going East and West, a welcome and delightful change from the monotony of a Railroad ride of 365 miles. [Oswego Whig]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1845