The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1848

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p.2 The Fashion - Yesterday, at four o'clock, the steamer Fashion arrived at Kingston with 300 immigrants, German and English, who proceeded to Hamilton and Buffalo. The Fashion left Montreal on the previous day at 12 o'clock, and will probably be in Montreal today, in time to repeat her trip. This is pretty "tall" going.

Str. City of Toronto - On Sunday morning last the Steamer City of Toronto, during a thick fog, got aground at the Island, The Chief Justice, Dawn (freight steamer), Adventure (propeller), and in the afternoon, the Steamer Admiral, were engaged in releasing her. There was a heavy sea on, with the wind blowing strong from the south, when she ran aground. She sustained no injury. [Toronto Examiner]

The Schooner Pomona - On last Wednesday week, as the Pomona was on her way from Port Dalhousie to Kingston, freighted with timber, she was struck by a sudden squall from the West, while off the Light House at Toronto Point, and thrown on her beam ends. She remained in this very dangerous way for about fifteen minutes, when the exertions of Capt. Young and crew were successful in righting the vessel. Two very valuable horses were lost overboard, as well as some heavy timber which was on deck; the Cabin windows were washed away, and also several articles out of the cabin. We are informed that the Pomona was sailing under a steady east wind at the time. [Hamilton Gazette]

p.3 Upper Canada Mail Line - The splendid boats belonging to this Line have created quite a sensation in Montreal lately, in consequence of their coming down from Kingston direct, passing the Lachine Rapids in perfect safety, All the boats of this Line, the Canada, Highlander, Gildersleeve, and Passport, are very fast vessels, and have splendid accommodation for passengers; the latter vessel, the Passport, is, without doubt, the most superb steamer on the waters of the St. Lawrence; the saloon is fitted up with great taste and splendour, and far exceeds anything of the kind ever before seen in Canada. It is said in "Commercial circles" that the Passport, on her next trip, will go down to Quebec, in order to let the good folks of the sister city see what the capital and enterprise of Upper Canada can do; we trust that she will do so, and we have no doubt in our own mnds but that a daily line between Kingston and Quebec would pay well, and a little wholesome opposition between Quebec and Montreal would be very advantageous to the public interests. [Montreal Courier]

The Ottawa - The Speed makes her regular trips, arriving from Grenville some evenings as early as 7 o'clock. The Ottawa, from Grenville, as far upwards as it is at present navigable, may be said to possess a good line of steamers, and the communication between Portage Du Fort and the upper part of the river, and the City of Quebec, never presented such facilities as it does this year. The Emerald and Oregon are on the old track, and the scenery is as beautiful as ever, while the authorities on board of each are perfectly disposed to fraternize with all kinds of citizens willing to sail under their colours. [Bytown Advocate]

Lake Steamers - The steamers of war on the Lakes are: The Cherokee, carrying 2 eight-inch Paixhams, and 40 men; the burthen is 752 tons, the engine of 200 h.p. The Mohawk, 2 18 mediums, 25 men, 60 h.p., and 194 tons. The Minos, 2 guns, size not stated, 25 men and 60 h.p., tons not mentioned. Commodore Fowell, of Kingston commands the Cherokee; Lt. Tyssen, the Mohawk, on Lake Huron; and Lt. Harper, the Minos, on Lake Erie. [Montreal Herald]

Kingston and Toronto



Capt. Sutherland,

(of the Royal Mail Line),

Leaves Kingston for Cobourg, Toronto, Hamilton, etc., every Tuesday and Friday evening, on the arrival of the Montreal Boat at Kingston.

Kingston, 9th June, 1848.

Passengers for the Magnet must leave Montreal by the River Boats on Monday and Thursday.



Times of Starting for Steam Ferry, commencing Monday morning, June 5th, 1848.

Leaving Kingston as Follows

1st Trip at 6 o'clock, forenoon.

2nd do. 10 do. do.

3rd do. 2 do. afternoon,

4th do. 5 do. do.

Leaving Wolf Island as Follows

1st Trip at 7 o'clock, forenoon,

2nd do. 11 do. do.

3rd do. 3 do. afternoon,

4th do. 6 do. do.

Kingston, June 9, 1848.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1848