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recently at the Albion Hotel, on the subject of forming a Joint Stock company, with a capital of 20,0001., to run a daily line of steamers between Quebec and Montreal. Several resolutions were passed to that effect, and a committee of twenty-five appointed to solicit subscriptions to the stock. Mr. J. Ryan showed a list of persons who had already subscribed to the amount of upwards of 50001.'—Quebec Gazette.

* Proposed steamboat between Toronto and Goderich.-The estimates of a steamboat to be worked by a propeller, in order that it may pass the Welland canal, have been brought to our notice by a correspondent. It is proposed to build a steamer at St. Catherine's, which would cost 46001., to ply between Toronto and Goderich. It is expected that such a vessel will make twelve trips during the season, carrying 2500 barrels of flour, 100 tons of merchandise, and sixty passengers, and that this will produce a clear profit, after all expenses are paid, of 30001.

, or above fifty per cent, after all allowances are made for contingencies.

*** Various individuals are mentioned as willing to take shares. The people of Goderich are said to be willing to take 20001. of it, and the Canada Land company pays fifty dollars to an American boat as a premium every time it touches Goderich, which they would prefer paying to a Canadian. We are unacquainted with the grounds on which these calculations have been made, but would recommend the parties who have made them to come openly forward with their names, and lay the plan regularly before the public, if they cannot have sufficient subscriptions privately. One thing is certain, that Toronto and Goderich, the terminations of the proposed line, would derive material benefit from such a new medium of intercourse, as well as every place on the line where it might be deemed expedient to touch.'— Toronto Globe.

“ The following is a list of American steamboats, built and running on Lake Ontario, since their first introduction in 1816. Those marked * are broken up :

List of American Steamboats, built and running on Lake List of British Steamboats, built and running on Lake Ontario.

Ontario.

1819......

1829.....
1830......

When

When
Names. Tons. Where built.

Names. Tons. Where built. built.

built. 1816...... Ontario* ........ 400 Sackett's harbour. 1916...... Frontenac

700 Kingston.
75
1818.. Sophia*..

Ditto.
1817... Charlotte

150 Ditto.
Martha Ogden* .

150 1823..

Ditto.

Dalhousie*

350 Prescott.
Brownville*.
1830..

150 Brown ville.
1824...... Toronto*......

200

Toronto. 1831.. Charles Carrol*... 100 Sackett's harbour. 1824...... Queenston

350 Queenston. 1831. Paul Pry*...

50 Ogdensburg

1825......
Cavada*

250 Toronto.
United States..
1832..

150 Ditte.
1825...... Niagara*.....

400 Brock ville.
1833......
Black Hawkt
200 French Creek. 1828..

450
Alciope* .....

Niagara.
Oswego.......

400 1834....

Oswego.

Sir James Kempt*

200 Kingston.
60
John Marshall...
Lake Erie.

Great Britain*

700 Prescott.
Oneida....
1836.

300 Oswego.
1831... Iroquois *

100

Ditto.
Telegraph....

200 1837.

Dexter.
1832.. John By*

200 Kingston. 1839. St. Lawrence.... 450 Oswego.

1832.

450 William IVth.

Gananoque. 1839. Express...

150
Puttneyville. 1832.. Transit.

350 Oakville.
1841..
George Clinton... 100 Oswego.

1833.. Britan. (laid up) 200 Kingston. 1841... President..

60 Ditto.
1833.

500
Cobourg .....

Cobourg: 1812....

425
Lady of the Lake..

Ditto.
1833..

350
Brockville...

Brockville. 1913.... Rochester

400 Ditto.
1833...

200
Kingston.

Kingston 1834.. Com. Barriet

275

Ditto.
Total tons......
4120

1834..
Union........

300 Oakville.
1835.. St. George

400 Kingston.

Sir Robert Peelt.. 350 Brockville. Ericson Propellers, running from Oswego to Chicago 1837 .. (Nlinois).

1837.. Gore...

200

Niagara.

1838.. Queen Victoria... 200 Ditto. 1841...... Vandalia......

150 Oswego.

1839.. Hen. Gildersleve. 250 Kingston.
Chicago..
150 Ditto.
1840.. Highlavder...

300 Coteau du Lac. Oswego..

150
Ditto.

1810.
Albion .......

200 Brockville. 1843...... New York....

150 Ditto.
18-10.. America..

300

Niagara.

1840.. City of Toronto.. 500 Ditto,
Total tons...
600
1810.. Sovereign ..

475

Ditto. 1841...... Princess Royal... 500 Ditto. Canada...

450 Prescott. Frontenac.....

200 Kingston. British Government Vessels.

1841 Sir Charles.... 200 Ditto. Traveller... 1835.

350 Niagara.

1842......
Prince of Wales.. 200

Ditto. 1838. Experiment...

150
Ditto.

400
1842. Admiral......

Niagara. 1842.... Mohawk (iron ves)

150 Kingston.

1842.. C. Just. Robinson. 400 Ditto. Cherokee. 1842.. 700 Ditto.

Eclipse

400 Ditto.
Total tons......
1350

Total tons..

... 12,600 Now named Dolphin, and owned in Canada.

+ Lost in 1842. Hull used as a timber ship.

# Destroyed by the Patriots in 1838.

1942.. 1912......

1841......
1841.....

1813......

“In addition to the above list of British steamboats, of a large class, there are a number of smaller boats and Ericson Propellers, running from Kingston to Montreal, passing down the rapids of the St. Lawrence river, and returning through the Rideau canal, carrying an immense amount of produce, merchandise, and passengers. When the Beauharnois canal is completed, vessels of a large class can run direct from Montreal to the Upper Lakes.

MISCELLANEOUS STATEMENTS OF THE COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION OF THE

AMERICAN TOWNS ON THE LAKES.

The present trade of the inland seas of America, according to a statement in the Buffalo Advertiser, is but a fraction, if any, short of being four times the amount of the export and import trade in 1775, of the 3,000,000 inhabitants then living in the thirteen revolted colonies.

According to Pitkin, the foreign trade of those colonies for the six years preceding 1775 was on an average :

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The official records at Washington, as recently stated by Colonel J.J. Abert, of the United States Bureau of Topographical Engineers, show that the trade of our great lakes, was, in 1841

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years!

Notwithstanding the over trading which marked the year 1836, the aggregate of the export and import trade on the lakes that year was only 16,416,354 dollars. Subtract the latter from the amount of the lake trade of 1841, and the difference will be 49,364,668 dollars—an increase of fifty millions in five By this ratio, the commerce of the lakes during the present year should exceed 85,000,000 dollars.

In 1819, there was but one steamboat on the lakes.

In 1827, the waters of Lake Michigan were first ploughed by steam--a boat having made an excursion to Green bay.

In 1832, a boat reached Chicago with troops.

In 1833, there were eleven boats on the lakes, which cost 360,000 dollars, and carried that year 61,480 passengers ; and with the freight the receipts were 229,212 dollars 69 cents. This season three trips were made to Chicago, and one to Green bay; the amount of receipts was 4335 dollars 39 cents. The time of running from Buffalo and returning averaged twenty-two days.

In 1834, seven new boats came out, which made eighteen in service for the year. Total cost, 500,000 dollars. The amount of the earnings of the boats this year was 238,565 dollars 95 cents. Two trips were made to Green bay, and three to Chicago; and the amount received for them was 6273 dollars 65 cents.

In 1839, the increase of business to Chicago in Lake Michigan, and ports west of Detroit, was so great that a regular line of eight boats ran from Buffalo to Chicago, making a trip in sixteen days.

In 1840, the number of boats on the lakes increased to forty-eight, and the cost

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dollars. cts. American steamboats....

767,132 27 sailing vessels.

750,00000 British vessels, generally.

150,000 00 Total.....

1,667,132 27 Lake Tonnage.--According to the secretary of the treasury's report, the enrolled and licensed tonnage in 1841, at the various districts on the lakes, was—

on Lake Erie, and American and Canadian ports via Welland canal. Principa.
articles of cargo :-
ARTICLES.

Quantity.
ARTICLES.

Quantity.
Dumber,

number, Merchandise............

packages 35,485
Corn...

11,165
tons
489 Wheat................................do.

1,720 Salt...................... .... lbs, 90,160 Lumber*

............................ feet 2,058,000 Fish........ .........................do.

5,911 Shingles..
.........................thousand

1,802 Flour.. ................do. 1,121 Staves....................

.......do.

69 Plaster.. .................do. 1,101 Sbingle bolts.......................cords

333 ......... tons. 423 Burr blocks..

.No. 1,500 Cargo by steamboats, no account,

* 1,108,000 feet from Canada.

.....bushels

Whole number of departures, 1366 ; of which 422 were to Canadian ports on Lake Erie, and American and Canadian ports viâ Welland canal. Principal articles of cargo : Quantity.

Quantity.

ARTICLES.

ARTICLES.

Beef ......

number. Wheat.....

........bushels
1,593,000

.........barrels Corn..................................do. 203,900

Beans............

....... casks Oats........ .........................do.

17,229 Cheese

..................do. Flour ........................... barrels. 460,810

.............................. tong Pork....

........................do. 33,733 l'obacco .......................hogsheads Whiskey .............................do. 12,348

Hams...............

**.............casks Lard..................................do.

1,593
Coal..

.........................tons
.kegs. 3,791 Grindstones

..........................do.
... tons
60 Staves...

............. thousand Salt

......... barrels

17,030 Black walnut lumber..................do. Flax and grass seed...

......... do.

2,051

Feathers ......... Butter.....

...........sacks ............do.

541

Wool

............................... bales ......................kegs. 15,542 Cotton ................................do. .....tons

28 Hides Potash.

...........No.
.barrels

1,006
* 12,383 barrels shipped by steamboats.

number.

868 647 1295

32 900 2082 4329 276 2954 144 962 661 174 1031

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Of the above were shipped to the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada :

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Vessels belonging to Cleveland.Schooners, sixty-six ; steamboats, seven; brigs, four; sloops, two;, aggregate amount of tonnage, 9504 tons.

Canal Commerce of Cleveland. The following particulars of merchandise, on which toll is charged by weight, is from the official report of D. H. Beardsley, Esq., the collector at Cleveland. There arrived at Cleveland, by way of the canal, during the year 1841, 275,556,683 lbs. The following constitute the chief articles that arrived in 1841 and 1842:

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STATEMENT showing the Number of Vessels and Steamboats belonging to the Port of Cleveland,

their Tonnage, and the Number of Arrivals and Departures, from the Year 1830 to 1843, inclusive.

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The following statement of produce cleared in 1830, at Cleveland, Ohio, which town is situated at the junction of the Ohio canal with Lake Erie, shows the first commencement of a trade in new articles which must accumulate rapidly, and principally flow through the western canal of this state :

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The following articles of property have arrived at Cleveland, by way of the canal, during the year 1830:

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The above arrivals, viâ canal, may be considered as the principal articles exported from Cleveland, during the year 1830.

Produce discharged from the Ohio canal, at Cleveland, and the Tolls of the Ohio, Miami, and

New York canals.

Y EARS.

Flour.

Wbeat.

Pork.

Coal,

Obio canal.

Tolls.

Miami.
Tolls.

New York.

Tolls.

1833.. 1834.. 1835.. 1836. 1837. 1838.. 1839.. 1840. 1841.............. 1842.

barrels.

98,302
105,326
132,319
167,431
203,691
287,465
264,887
505,461
441,425
492,711

bushels.
386,760
333,868
387,232
463,821

549,141
1,229,012
1,515,820
2,155,407
1,564,421
1,311,665

barrels.
22,758
33,884
19,814
13,572
42,057
39,055
30,717
23,017
29,797
52,272

bushels,

49,131 95,634 50,473 84,124 183,484

73,292
134,881
172,206
478,370
466,841

dollars.
136,555
164,488
185,684
211,823
293,428
382,135
423,599
452,122
416,202
387,442

dollars,
50,470
50,040
51,917
51,116
92,833
77,863
78,601
70,321
72,612
71,500

dollars. 1,463,820 1,341,329 1,548,986 1,614,336 1,292,627 1,590,911 1,616,382 1,775,747 2,034,882 1,008,000

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