The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1833

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p.2 A Lucky Sailor - The following remarkable facts connected with the life of a British Sailor deserve to be recorded. They were communicated to us a few days ago by Lieutenant Smart, of the Royal Navy, late master of the Britannia. Mr. Smart went to sea in the year 1797, and continued on service until 1815. During that time he was in more than twenty engagements, (among others the Battle of Trafalgar) and never received a wound. He was never a day on the sick list, nor ever taken prisoner. He was never shipwrecked, nor was he ever in a ship that ran aground, lost a lower mast, or parted from her anchor - nor did he ever fall overboard. There are few persons, we imagine, who have experienced such an immunity from the dangers incident to a sea-faring life as the gentleman whose name we have mentioned.

The Steamer St. George - This fine Steamer was tried on Saturday last, and the result proved highly satisfactory to her proprietors and to all who had the pleasure of witnessing her rapid progress through the water. The St. George is considered a beautiful model of naval architecture, and being very substantially built, she will be as safe a vessel as any on the lake. In addition to this, her cabins are fitted up with great neatness, and a strict regard to the comfort of passengers, while in her holds there is ample room for the stowage of baggage and a large quantity of freight. Our readers will recollect that the burden of the St. George is 360 tons, and her Engine 90 horse power. It is supposed that her speed will exceed eleven miles per hour. She leaves Kingston for Prescott on Saturday morning the 27th instant, at 6 o'clock, and Kingston for the Upper part of the Lake, on Tuesday the 30th, at 6 o'clock in the evening. We wish her great success.

The Kingston - We regret to say, that owing to the great disproportion between the hull and superincumbent works of this steamer, serious apprehensions are entertained that she will be totally unfit for the purpose intended. Her appearance on Saturday was certainly unfavorable, but we hope, for the proprietor's sake, that some scheme will be devised to remedy the defects which are so apparent.

p.3 The John By has proceeded to Prescott, whence she will sail for her station at the upper end of the lake. She is well fitted up, with two high pressure engines of 30 horse power each. To the inhabitants of the head of the lake, who are frequently obliged to visit York, she will be a great convenience. We hope she may prove a source of profit to her enterprising proprietor.

Rideau Canal Claimants - Arbitrator appointed to settle claims.

ad for steamer St. George, Lieut. Harper R.N. Commander, Prescott to Niagara with schedule, low pressure engine of 60 h.p. made by Bennet and Henderson. 23d July

Prescott Foundry and Steam Engine Manufactory - The Subscribers having purchased an interest in the above establishment, - the business will be hereafter conducted under the firm of Norton, Hulbert & Co. STEAM ENGINES of high and low pressure...

Prescott, June 8th, 1833.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1833