The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1850

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Will leave Toronto (with Her Majesty's Mails), for Kingston every Tuesday and Friday, at noon, calling at Port Hope and Cobourg. Will leave Kingston for Cobourg, Port Hope, Toronto and Hamilton direct, every Wednesday and Saturday, at 3 o'clock, P.M., arriving at Hamilton at 12 o'clock noon, Sundays and Thursdays; leaving Hamilton same days for Toronto, at three o'clock, P.M.

Passengers arrive at Montreal the evening of the day on which they leave Kingston.

Toronto, May, 1850.



The well known steamer


John McGill Chambers, Master,

Will Ply Daily Between



making a trip through to

Belleville and Trenton

every Saturday evening, leaving Kingston

at 4 o'clock, P.M.

Kingston, May 3, 1850.

The Royal Mail Steamer


Capt. Henry Twohy,

Will leave Kingston for Toronto and intermediate ports, every Monday and Thursday afternoons, at 3 o'clock.

Will leave Toronto for Hamilton every Tuesday and Friday mornings, at 8 o'clock.

Will leave Hamilton for Toronto every Tuesday and Friday afternoons, at 3 o'clock.

Will leave Toronto for Kingston, calling at Port Hope and Cobourg, (weather permitting,) every Wednesday and Saturday, at noon.

The steamer Princess Royal having been furnished with new Boilers, is now one of the fastest boats upon Lake Ontario: and having had her Upper Cabin extended nearly the whole length of the deck, the accommodations for passengers have been greatly increased.

She has State-Rooms for upwards of Fifty Cabin Passengers; and several of them are fitted up with double French Bedsteads.

She has long been known as one of the best sea-boats upon the Lake; and is now one of the fastest and most commodious.

Royal Mail Steam Packet Office,

Toronto, May 22nd, 1850.

The Steamer Magnet, Capt. Sutherland, will leave Kingston for Toronto, Hamilton and Intermediate Ports, on Tuesday and Friday evenings April 9, 1850..


1850 - Forwarding - 1850

Steamer Charlotte

For Freight - Running twice a week between Bytown and Montreal, in connection with the Steamer Beaver, which Boat plies as Passage and Freight Boat on the Rideau Canal, twice a week between Bytown and Kingston.

Steamer Caledonia.

For Freight - Will leave Montreal once a week for Kingston via Bytown, calling at stated periods during the week at the different Towns on the line, including Kemptville, Westport and Portland - delivering and receiving Freight; that which may be received and directed for Montreal, will be delivered to the Consignees the same trip of the Boat, shifting and detention at Kingston avoided.

The days of departure and arrival of the foregoing Boats will hereafter be given.

Steamers Juno and Mercury,

With Barges in tow from Bytown and Rideau Canal to Whitehall on Lake Champlain, for the transport of Sawed Lumber, which, together with their tri-weekly line from Montreal to Burlington, and vice versa, connecting with the Burlington and New York daily transport line of Steam and Canal craft, (see advertisement,) will afford to Bytown and other Merchants on the Ottawa and Rideau all the facilities from New York and Montreal to Bytown, of a daily line of Freight boats.

The Steamer Beaver,

Two days in the week (the days hereafter to be notified to the public) will leave Bytown for Kingston immediately after the arrival of the Daily Passenger Boat from Lachine.

The Steamer Perth,

Will be kept at Bytown as a Tug for Rafts.


Bytown, February, 1850..



Through by Daylight!



Ottawa, Capt. Lawless,

Canada, Capt. O'Connor,

Lord Elgin, Capt. Stearns.

Passengers by this Line will leave Kingston Every Morning at half-past five o'clock, touching at Brockville, Prescott, Cornwall and intermediate places, and arrive at Lachine the same evening, in time for the Train to Montreal, passing through the Thousand Islands and the Rapids of the St. Lawrence, in 14 hours.

The above Steamers are commanded by the most experienced Captains, and their Saloons and State Rooms on the Upper Deck are fitted up in the most modern style, no expense having been spared to render them unequalled for elegance and convenience, as they are unsurpassed for Speed and Comfort!

N.B. The above Mail Boats carry no indigent or sick emigrants. Passengers paying their Fares receive Tickets for the Cars.

For Passage or Freight apply to the Captain on board, or at the Royal Mail Steamboat Office, Commercial Office, Princess Street.

Kingston, May 21, 1850.


The Steamer


Capt. J. Nosworthy,

Will, for the present season, leave the different Ports on the Bay of Quinte as follows:


Kingston, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, at 3 o'clock.


Trent and Carrying Place, every Tuesday and Thursday, at 11 a.m.

Belleville every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, at 2 o'clock, A.M.

Picton every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, at 6 o'clock P.M.

N.B. - Should the Mail Steamers from below not arrive at Kingston by 5 o'clock, P.M., the Prince of Wales will wait half an hour.

Kingston, May 28th, 1850.




The Fast Sailing Steamer


Capt. Bonter,

Will ply on the Bay of Quinte, as follows:


Will leave McLennan's Wharf every Afternoon, (Sundays excepted,) at half-past three o'clock, after the arrival of the River Mail Steamer, for Belleville and River Trent, calling at all the intermediate ports, arriving at the Trent same night.


Will leave River Trent at 3 o'clock in the morning. Will leave Belleville at half past 7, A.M., and arrive in Kingston about noon.

Fare as cheap as the cheapest!

Kingston, July, 1850.

p.2 The Timber Trade - "Our neighbour the Chronicle & News is filled with a "consuming fire" of curiosity, to know on what grounds, we assert that Canadians pay 20% duty on the Lumber which they send to the American Market ..."

p.3 The Tug Line - The communication of "A Forwarder," in the Whig of Wednesday last, shall receive attention from us in our next issue. In the meantime, we beg to assure "A Forwarder" that we readily accept his invitation to "be good natured and candid over this discussion." If he proves us wrong in any opinion we have advanced, or may hereafter venture to state, there will not be any harm done. The truth will be elicited from him, and so the cause he advocates will be served. It is far from our intention to say anything detrimental to the real interests of the general trade of the country, and we never intended to write ill-naturedly on the subject of the Tug Line.

Steamer Prince Albert - We are requested to state that the Steamer Prince Albert, Capt. Freil, has resumed her place on the Rideau Canal. The Prince Albert will leave Kingston for Bytown every Tuesday and Friday, at three o'clock, P.M.

Revolting Narrative - Buffalo Sept. 7th, 1850 - We learn by a despatch just received from Detroit, that the steamer J.D. Morton picked up a man from a spar of a vessel, on Lake Michigan. The vessel was capsized in a gale a week ago, since which time it has been drifting about the Lake. For the want of food he had eaten his fingers entirely off. He is still alive.


Sept. 24, 1850.

President - Major General the Hon. C. Gore.

Vice President - The Sheriff.


The Baron de Longueuil,

Major Eston, Rifle Brigade,

Capt. Warren, Rifle Brigade,

Mr. A. Cameron,

Lieut. Gore, A.D.C.,

Mr. J. Crawford,

Lieut. Sedley, R.E.,

Mr. J.J. Burrowes.

Sailing Matches.

1st Class - Boats of 20 tons, and under,

2nd Class - Boats of 12 tons, and under,

3rd Class - Boats of 6 tons, and under,

4th Class - Boats not over 18 feet keel.

Rowing Matches.

1st Class - The championship of the Bay, - for racing skiffs pulling one pair of sculls,

2nd Class - Common skiffs, - pulling 1 pair of sculls,

3rd Class - Four oared boats.

Full particulars of the prizes to be contended for and the rules to be observed, will be published immediately.

R.L. INNES, Secretary.

Kingston, Sept. 13, 1850.

Steamboat Notice,


The Steamer


Capt. Chambers,

Will ply during the remainder of the season as follows, viz.: Will leave Picton every morning at 7 o'clock, A.M., and Kingston every afternoon, at 4 o'clock precisely, (instead of five o'clock as formerly), calling at all the intermediate places up and down.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on board, or at Mr. McLennan's Office on the Wharf.

Sept. 13, 1850.


Marine Railway,

at Portsmouth,

near Kingston

The Subscriber respectfully begs leave to acquaint the Shipping Interest, that his New and Complete Marine Railway is now in perfect working order, and that he is prepared to haul out and repair Vessels of the largest description.

A number of Spars, of large dimensions, suitable for gaffs, booms and masts, for vessels of the largest tonnage, can be procured at this yard.

Repairs, etc. made on the most reasonable terms.


Portsmouth, June 15, 1850.



H. Jones & Co. renew their offer of their services as Forwarding and Commission Merchants. They are well prepared with Steamers, Schooners and Barges, to forward Property from Lakes Erie and Ontario to Montreal, Quebec or Lake Champlain.

Their long experience and constant attention to business, will, they trust, ensure them of public patronage.

H. Jones & Co., New Produce Stores, Canal Basin, Wellington Street, Montreal.

W.J. Macdonell & Co., Front Street, Toronto, over the Telegraph Office.

H. & S. Jones, Kingston.

H. & S. Jones & Co., Brockville.

Montreal, April, 1850.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1850