The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1845

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p.3 a letter to Postmaster asking about population of Kingston and number of steam boats running daily, etc.

The foregoing letter has been handed to us with a request that we should answer the queries contained in it. The population of Kingston and its environs is between eleven and twelve thousand souls. There are ten daily steamboats running to and from Kingston, besides about 30 small steamers and propellers which ply constantly but irregularly between Kingston and Montreal, via the St. Lawrence and Rideau Canal; the trip round occupying about 8 days. All the up and down freight is transhipped at this port, in carrying which there is a fleet of about 200 barges and schooners employed of 60-250 tons burthen. The estimated value of the imports entered at the Port of Kingston last year from the United States amounted to $1,075,648, and imports are seldom entered at their highest figure. [Chronicle]

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1845