The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1847

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Opening of the Navigation.

Yesterday morning, the Schooner Clyde, Captain Trowell, and the Schooner Thames, Captain Williams, both vessels the property of Messrs. M.W. & E. Browne, of Hamilton, arrived at the port of Kingston, from Hamilton. The Brigs Mohawk, British Queen, and Lilla and the Schooner Sophia left Kingston yesterday. The arrival and departure of these vessels formed a pleasing contrast to the dreary looking field of ice we have been accustomed to look upon for some months past.

Last night the Messrs. Browne's Steamer Transit, Capt. Davis, arrived; also the Schr. Elizabeth, owned by Messrs. Greer & Colcleugh, and to-day the Schr. A.J. Browne made her appearance in port. A number of vessels are leaving the harbour to-day.

The River Navigation.

The Steamer Gildersleeve, Capt. Maxwell, will leave Kingston tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock for Dickenson's Landing - and will leave Dickenson's Landing on Monday morning, for Kingston, immediately on the arrival of the Mail and Passengers from Montreal. We direct attention to the following notice, by which it will be seen that, if the ice permits, the daily line between Kingston and the Landing will be commenced on Monday.


The Public are informed that the MONTREAL AND KINGSTON MAIL LINE OF STEAMERS, will commence plying daily from this Port to Dickinson's Landing, until further notice on Monday the 19th inst., leaving Kingston at 7 A.M.

Office of the Montreal & Kingston Mail Co.

Com. Wharf, Kingston, 16th April, 1847.

Errata - from last issue - schooner Lord Nelson - 2,000 instead of 10,000 bushels of wheat should have been stated as the extent of her improvement.


Port of Kingston - Arrived.

April 15th - Schr. Thames, Hamilton, 2602 bbls. flour, E. Browne & Co.

Schr. Clyde, Hamilton, 210 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones; 100 bbls. pork, 100 kegs lard, 100 kegs butter, Quebec Forwarding Co.; 1158 bbls. flour, 118 kegs butter, James A. Walker & Co.

Str. Transit, Hamilton, 1390 bbls. flour, 14 kegs butter, E. Browne & Co.

16th - Schr. A.J. Browne, Port Hope, 1160 bbls.flour, Hilliard & Walker; 25 whisky, F. Ferguson.

Schr. Elizabeth, Hamilton, 628 bbls. flour, 250 pork, J.H. Greene & Co.


The New Steamer


500 Tons Burthen,

Will leave Kingston for DETROIT, touching at OSWEGO, ROCHESTER, and CLEVELAND, as soon as the ice will permit.

She is one of the best vessels ever designed to pass through the Welland Canal. She is very fast, and has SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATIONS for Cabin and Steerage Passengers. In her steerage she has sacking frames, giving each passenger a comfortable berth; and a good Cooking Stove is devoted to the convenience of Steerage Passengers.

For freight or passage apply to


Kingston, 15th April, 1847.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1847