The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1846

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p.3 The Navigation - Our harbour has been clear of ice since Monday last, but we have not yet been visited by any of the Steamers from above.

It appears the Lake Steamers are too busy running in opposition to each other between the upper ports, at ruinous rates of fare, to pay any attention to Kingston. This course may be most congenial to the feelings of the rival proprietors, but we can assure them the public are not pleased with their conduct. It is no joke in the present state of the roads, to be obliged to ride by stage between Kingston and Cobourg.

The Sovereign is now running in opposition to the Transit, between Toronto and Lewiston, and the Chief Justice Robinson is opposing the America on the route between Toronto, Cobourg and Rochester.

The River Mail Steamer Henry Gildersleeve will start for Dickenson's Landing tomorrow morning.

First Boat from Detroit - The new steamer John Owen arrived this afternoon from Detroit, and reports no ice to restrict navigation. [Cleveland Herald, March 19th]


The Steam Boat


Captain Ponton,

Will leave this Port for Dickenson's Landing, on Saturday, the 4th instant, at 7 o'clock, A.M., touching at the intermediate places.

Steam Boat Office, Commercial Wharf

Kingston, April 1st, 1846.


Ferry between Kingston, and Wolfe Island.

The Public are informed that the Steamer Charlotte will ply as a Ferry between Kingston and Wolfe Island, and vice versa, touching at Garden Island, until the new Steamer preparing for the route is finished. The Charlotte will commence her trips on Monday morning next, at the usual hours.

Kingston, 3rd April, 1846 J. & G. Ives

The Barque


(700 Tons Burthen,)


Will Sail from this Port on or about the 4th inst., bound for the head of the Lake, and will receive Cargo for any Port on Lake Ontario, (should sufficient quantity be offered to make it an object.) For particulars apply to the Captain on board, or to

JAMES McKENZIE, Proprietor.

Kingston, April 3rd, 1846.


The Undersigned, previous to the 10th May, will only receive Property consigned to them at Kingston, as Warehousemen; for the Storage of which the following charges will be made:-

Flour, 3d. per Barrel.

Beef and Pork, 4 1/2 d. per Barrel.

Tobacco, 1s. 3d. per Hhd.

Ashes, 6d. per Barrel.

Lard or Butter, 2d. per Keg.

Wheat and other Grain, 1d. per 60 lbs.

All property while in Store, at the risk of the owner against Fire.



JAMES DEAN, Chairman Quebec Forwarding Co.


H. JONES & Co.

April 1, 1846.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1846