The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1846

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The Steamer Forester.

The Forester left yesterday morning on her first trip for the season. She is now beautifully fitted up, and her speed increased to a great extent, through the improvements which she has lately undergone. Every effort has been put forth by the worthy proprietor to meet the wants and wishes of the community, and we trust to see him patronized with that warmth which is not only due to himself as an obliging individual, but to any person connected with William Weller, Esq., of Cobourg; to whom the inhabitants of this Town and District are indebted in no ordinary degree.

In passing round the head of Rice Lake a few days since, we were pleased to see a large and well finished wharf, which has been lately erected for the reception of the Forester - another instance of the enterprise of Mr. Weller. From its dimensions and the neatness of its construction, we imagine it has cost a good round sum. We trust the inhabitants of Port Hope will see the necessity of recognizing this to the fullest extent as it has been erected with a view of benefitting them solely. [Peterboro Chronicle]

Wolf Island Ferry - The Messrs. Ives' new steamer Islander, plies regularly four times a day as a ferry boat between Kingston and Wolf Island, touching at Garden Island. The Islander performs this trip in some 12 or 15 minutes, and is well adapted for the route.

New Channel - Last Friday Captains Bowen and Patterson, with a dozen others, proceeded in a bateau down that part of the Long Sault rapids of the St. Lawrence termed the "Lost Channel." It was the intention of these gentlemen to enter that part of the rapids where the smooth and dark water is observed and which is considered from this appearance of the water, the deepest portion of the river at this spot, but the bateau became quite unmanageable on entering the rapids, and they were carried into the rougher portion of the stream. Even here, however, they did not get bottom at the depth of 10 feet.

We learn that Captain Patterson is quite satisfied that he will be able to navigate his new propeller, the Ireland, through the rapids we have referred to, and which have hitherto been considered impassable.

Port of Kingston - Arrived.

April 23rd - Steamer Beaver, Trent Port, 180 Bbls. Flour, Henry Bull; 100 Bbls. Flour, A. Judd; 13 Bbls. Ashes, E. Holden.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, Sundries.

Str. Gildersleeve, Dickenson's Landing.

24th - Str. George Clinton, Oswego, sundries.

Str. Rochester, Rochester, sundries.

Str. Canada, Dickenson's Landing, sundries.

Schr. Louisa, Port Stanley, 4000 bush. Wheat, 350 bbls. Flour, and 132 bbls. Pork, Jones & Walker.

25th - Str. Niagara, Rochester, sundries.

Str. Rochester, Ogdensburgh, sundries.

Str. Gildersleeve, Dickenson's Landing, sundries.

26th - Str. Canada, Ogdensburgh, sundries.

Brig. Mohawk, Oshawa, 465 bbls. Flour, Jones & Walker; 591 bbls. Flour, H. & S. Jones; 144 bbls. Ashes, T.B. Warren.

Schr. Ellen Parks, Colchester, 2909 bush. Wheat, 47 hhds. Tobacco, 99 doz. Corn Brooms, 51 bbls. Pot Ashes, 14 do. Pork, McPherson & Crane.

27th - Schr. Royal Tar, 3057 bush. Wheat, 383 bbls. Flour, 200 do. Pork, 3 bbls. and 17 kegs Lard, Jones & Walker.

Schr. Ardelia, Toronto, 500 bbls. Flour, J.H. Greer; 250 do., Jones & Walker.

Schr. Ellen, Port Hope, 860 bbls. Flour, Jones & Walker.

Schr. Elizabeth, Toronto, 1170 bbls. Flour, Jones & Walker.

Schr. Highland Chief, Belleville, 512 bbls. Flour, Pioneer Company.

Schr. Wm. Penn, Stoney Creek, 91 pcs. Oak Timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.



Capt. H. Ives,

Will ply regularly between Kingston & Wolf Island, touching at Garden Island, (until further notice) as follows:

Leave Kingston Leaves Wolfe Island

at 6 o'clock A.M. at 7 o'clock A.M.

at 10 o'clock A.M. at 11 o'clock A.M.

at 2 o'clock P.M. at 3 o'clock P.M.

at 5 o'clock P.M. at 6 o'clock P.M.

Rates of Fare same as last year.

Kingston, April, 1846.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1846