p.2 The Great Britain - We had the pleasure on Sunday last, off Nine Mile Point, of seeing a fine suit of new Colours hoisted on board of the Great Britain Steamer, consisting of the British Ensign, Union Jack, and Borgee. They were presented by the owners of the Steamer United States to Capt. Whitney, as an acknowledgement for the services which he and his crew rendered that vessel when aground a few weeks ago. This was at once a delicate and appropriate way of thanking the Captain and his crew for their exertions on the occasion above alluded to.
Rumour - A most wicked report was circulating in the early part of last week respecting the Steam Boat Queenston. She left here on Sunday the 16th inst. with about 200 passengers on board, and some malicious or thoughtless person asserted that she foundered on the lake the same evening. The report reached Prescott, and of course excited the most painful anxiety in that community, especially among the relatives and friends of the passengers who embarked on Saturday. The conduct of the person who occasioned so much mental distress cannot be too severely censured.
Marine Assurance Company - On the 10th instant the following gentlemen were elected Directors of this Institution. viz. Jonas Jones, Alpheus Jones, Alex. McMillan, George Longley, Alex. Morris, Justus Merwin, Hiram Norton, Sydney Jones, Samuel Crane, Robert Harvey and Alfred Hooker, Esquires. On the 13th Hiram Norton was elected President, Alex. Morris Vice President, A. Jones Secretary and Treasurer, George Longley and Justus Merwin Trustees.
Rideau Canal - This channel of communication is now open. The new steamer Enterprise built at Perth arrived here on Friday and Mr. Drummond's steam-boat Rideau proceeds to By Town tomorrow.
Notice - that the Steam Boat Rideau will leave Kingston for By-Town tomorrow at 8 o clock A.M. For freight or passage apply to the Captain on board.
Kingston, 26th June, 1833.