The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1849

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Cheap Travelling - The New Era.

There are now two daily lines of steamers plying regularly between this port and Hamilton, viz.: Mr. Bethune's line, comprising the steamers Princess Royal and Sovereign between Kingston and Toronto, and the Eclipse between Toronto and Hamilton. These steamers carry the mail and advertise to carry passengers from Kingston to any port on Lake Ontario for 1s. 3d. in the Cabin, and 7 1/2 d. Deck, exclusive of meals. The other line comprises the Magnet, City of Toronto, and New Era, which run through to Hamilton, touching at intermediate ports. The two former vessels of this line are well known to the travelling public; the latter is a new boat and hails from Kingston, and should therefore be a favorite in this section of the Province. As we are not the "oldest inhabitant" we will not undertake to say how many years have elapsed since our good old Town has been permitted to enter a Lake Steamer in the list of competitors for public favor. Suffice it that a New Era has dawned upon us, which will, we think, bear away our reproach.

The New Era has been constructed of the very best materials, in the most substantial manner, under the personal superintendence of Capt. Gildersleeve, and is propelled by a powerful low-pressure engine. The Saloons and Cabins are most tastefully fitted and furnished, in modern style, and though not so large, are as comfortable as those of any steame on Lake Ontario.

The New Era is commanded by Capt. Maxwell, late of the Gildersleeve, and well known on the River as a most attentive and obliging Skipper. She left this Port yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, on her first trip up the Lake, and we learn by Telegraph that she arrived at Toronto at five o'clock this morning, the shortest passage ever made between these two ports.




To and From Kingston,

Montreal and Quebec.

The Undersigned, with an efficient Stock, will be prepared, on the opening of the River Navigation to forward with despatch all property confided to their care.

To afford them increased accommodation for the reception of upward and downward freight, and as an additional security against fire, the Subscribers have leased, and removed their office, to the extensive Fire Proof premises in Kingston, situated at the foot of Queen Street, recently occupied by the Quebec Forwarding Company, and known as Cuvilliers.

p.F. McCUAIG & Co., Kingston.

J.S. McCUAIG & Co., Montreal.

Kingston, April 13, 1849.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1849