The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1846

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p.2 The Corporation - ...The Harbour Bill was then taken up. A wish on the part of some of the Council to increase the rate of Tolls on Schooners, fixed in the schedule which has been published, gave rise to some angry discussion; and the meeting was broken up at one o'clock this morning, in a most disgraceful manner.

New Steamer - The Hon. John Hamilton has imported from the Mother Country, the prepared material for the hull of an iron steamer, which is now being put together at the shipyard of Messrs. Fowler & Hood. The iron arrived here on Thursday last, from below, and on Friday the keel was laid. The new steamer, which is intended for Mr. Hamilton's River Line, will be about 180 feet in length, 26 foot beam, and will be propelled by an engine of 80 horsepower. She will probably be ready in eight or nine weeks to receive her engine, which she will do at Lachine, and we understand that her fittings will be of the first character. This, we believe will be the first steamer built of iron, westward of Montreal, for commercial purposes. H.M.S. Mohawk is constructed of iron, and now on the ways in the same shipyard, her lengthening nearly completed, from the vast superiority of iron for the building of such vessels, however we may fairly anticipate that the novelty will soon pass away.

Launch of the Propeller Earl Cathcart, at Amherstburg.

This beautiful vessel, the admiration of all who see her, was launched at Amherstburg, on Thursday the 23rd ult., at 2 p.m. precisely, and being named by a beautiful fair one of the town (Miss Caroline Kevill) "The Earl Cathcart," she slid majestically into the water, amid the deafening cheers of the assembled multitude, having her cutwater handsomely doused with Champagne; more's the pity to waste good liquor!

It now remains for us to wish her and her enterprising owners "God speed," which we do most heartily, and hope, that the next time they launch a vessel, the heat and dust may not prevent us from witnessing the ceremony.

We have been informed that she will make a trial trip about the 1st of September.

[Western Standard]

Port of Kingston - Arrived.

July 16th - Schr. Almeda, Chatham, 11,000 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Juno, Chatham, 8000 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. Gildersleeve.

Str. Lady of the Lake.

Str. Niagara.

17th - Schr. Anne Jane Brown, Port Hope, 260 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker; 257 John H. Greer; 382 bush. wheat, McPherson & Crane; 19,000 staves, Angus McLeod.

Schr. Ellen, Hamilton, 806 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker; 96 do., Quebec Forwarding Co.

Str. Highlander.

Str. St. Lawrence.

Schr. Durham, sand.

Str. Lady of the Lake.

18th - Schr. Ellen, Oswego.

Str. St. Lawrence.

str. Niagara.

schr. Constitution, Oswego, 60 bbls. salt, Oliphant & Watt; 350 flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.

schr. Britannia.

str. Rochester.

20th - Schr. Ellen Park, Amherstburgh, sundries.

Str. Canada.

Schr. Hannah, 317 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.; 289 McPherson, Crane & Co.

Schr. Durham.

21st - Schr. Queen Victoria, Port Dalhousie, 139 pcs. oak, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Lilla, Port Dalhousie, 174 pcs. oak, C. C. & Co.

Schr. Niagara, Port Stanly, 96 bbls. flour, 3 high wines, Gilmour & Co.; 255 bush. wheat, 48 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; timber and staves do.

Schr. Lord Nelson, Oshawa, 614 bbls. flour, 24 ashes, H. & S. Jones.

Str. Highlander.

Schr. Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 754 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; 322 Jones & Walker.

Propeller London, Humber, 774 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson; 126, Jones & Walker.

Schr. Sarah & Cornelia, Amherstburgh, 81 pcs. oak, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Amherstburgh, Port Sarnia, 100 bbls. flour, 37 ashes, 25 pork, Hooker, Henderson & Co.; 13 bbls. ashes, Jones & Walker; 7000 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Brigantine Liverpool, Port Dalhousie, 254 pcs. oak, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Brig Matilda Taylor, Chatham, 32,000 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Elizabeth, Hamilton, 667 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; 177, D. Prentiss.

Scow Shark, 5000 feet lumber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. St. Lawrence.

Str. Lady of the Lake.

22nd - Brig Rachael, Wellington, 771 bbls. flour, 360 bush. wheat, 12 bbls. pork, owner; 215 bbls. flour, H. Calder; 69 flour, Oliphant & Watt.

Str. Canada.

Scow Dianthe.

Schr. Counter, Port Dalhousie.

Schr. George Moffatt, 2000 bush. wheat, 134 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; 400 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker.

Str. Gildersleeve.

Propeller Adventure, 656 bbls. flour, Hooker, Henderson & Co.; 232, Jones & Walker.

Str. Rochester.

Str. St. Lawrence.

23rd - Schr. Shannon, Sydenham, 11,345 staves.

Schr. Peacock, Windsor, staves.

Schr. Nile, Cobourg, 520 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Minerva Cook, Dalhousie, 107 pcs. timber.

Schr. Wm. Penn, Windsor, 113 pcs. oak.

Strs. Niagara and Lady of the Lake.

26th - Schr. Elizabeth, Rondeau, 10,070 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. Canada.

Schr. Prince of Wales, Oshawa, 346 bbls. flour, 31 Cork, 10 ashes, McPherson & Crane; 80 flour, Jones & Walker; 982, H. & S. Jones; 114, McQuaig & Co.

Schr. Lord Nelson, Port Credit, 655 bbls. flour.

25th - Schr. Ellen, Hamilton, flour.

Schr. Clyde, Hamilton, flour.

Schr. Amelia, 11,200 staves.

Schr. Lady Bagot, 10,736 staves.

27th - Schr. Olive Branch, Thorold, 5000 staves.

Schr. Hectorine, Port Credit, 498 bbls. flour.

28th - Propeller London, Humber, 900 bbls. flour.

Brig Gen. Brock, Amherstburgh, 76 pcs. oak.

Schr. Lord Seaton, 97 pcs. oak.

Schr. Julia Ann, 10,500 bricks.

Schr. Britannia, flour.

Schr. Durham.

29th - Schr. C.P. Thompson, 11,158 staves.

Schr. Princess Victoria, flour, ashes, etc.

Brig Rachael, flour.

Schr. Resolution, staves.

30th - Schr. Sir Robert Peel, Port Dover, 5300 staves.

Schr. Rose, Port Burwell, 10,000 staves.

Schr. Helen Mar.

Strs. Rochester and St. Lawrence.

31st - Strs. Niagara and Rochester.

Schr. Queen Victoria, 135 pcs. oak.

Schr. Liverpool, Port Dalhousie, 224 pcs. oak.

Bark Grampus, 306 pcs. oak.

Schr. Diana, 515 bbls. flour.

Schr. A. Gage, 1370 bush. wheat, 203 bbls. flour.

Schr. Adventure, 13,000 bricks.

Schr. Fanny, 19,000 bricks.

Schr. Concord, staves.

Schr. Wm. Penn, 99 pcs. oak.

Brigantine Lilla, 191 pcs. timber.

Propeller Adventure, flour and bran.

Str. Gildersleeve.

Schr. Gen. Wolfe.

1st August - Schr. Hannah Counter, 120 pcs. timber.

Str. Ireland, pork, staves and potash.

Schr. Minerva Cook, 104 pcs. oak.

Schr. Trafalgar, wheat, flour and ashes.

Str. Niagara.

Schr. Decatur.

Str. Lady of the Lake.

2nd - Steamers Highlander, Lady of the Lake and St. Lawrence.

p.3 Pleasure Trip To Brockville, on board the steamer Prince Albert, Capt. Cummings, on Tuesday, Aug. 11th, for the British Wesleyan Sabbath Schools. Aug. 2nd, 1846.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1846