The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), March 5, 1850

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p.2 Imports of schooner Boulton from Rochester to Toronto, on Feb. 27th, 1850 and a short editorial about Lakes not being frozen all winter; advantages of ports that are open all year.


The Steam Boat Farmer.

We are sure that our Bay of Quinte friends, and the travelling community generally, will be pleased to learn that their favorite The Farmer, will again take her place on the Bay, on the opening of navigation, under the charge of her very popular commander, Capt. John M. Chambers. The success of the Farmer last year, is an evidence of what may be accomplished by a somewhat inferior vessel with an obliging and skilful skipper. The Farmer was not, last summer, so well adapted for carrying passengers as her competitors, yet the kindness and unremitting attention of Capt. Chambers, secured for his little craft a very large share of the business: so much so that we understand the proprietors of the Farmer have felt themselves justified in making suitable alterations for increasing the comfort and accommodation of the public: viz., carrying forward the promenade deck, lengthening the saloon, erecting an awning, and making such other improvements as suggest themselves. The Farmer will thus come out in a new dress, more deserving than ever of public patronage, which we have no doubt - as heretofore - she will receive a large share of.

Early Navigation - The steamer Detroit arrived at Milwaukee on the 14th ult. from Chicago, with a large number of passengers and a full freight. The lake is entirely free from ice, and at the last accounts as favorable for navigation as it is usually in April. Last year the first arrival at Milwaukee was on the 19th of March.


THE CO-PARTNERSHIP between the undersigned, under the firms of Hooker, Henderson & Co., in Kingston, and Hooker, Holton & Co., in Montreal, expired by limitation on the thirty first day of December last. The affairs of the Co-partnership will be closed up by the undersigned who will use the names of the firms in liquidation only.




Kingston, 10th January, 1850.

The UNDERSIGNED will continue the

Forwarding and Commission Business,

under the firm of HOOKER & HOLTON.

They have appointed Mr. E. Hooker Agent, for their forwarding business at Kingston, who has rented from them the stores occupied by their late firm, and to whom any communication relating to their business at that place may be addressed.



Kingston, 10th January, 1850.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), March 5, 1850