The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1834

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p.2 The Ottawa steamboats have commenced their regular trips, and it is but justice to the agent Mr. Cushing, of this city, to notice the comfort and convenience he has ensured to the public in the fitting up of the respective steamboats on the line. The Ottawa has been refitted with artificial bilges, which has the effect of rendering her extremely steady without diminishing her superior speed; she is commanded by Capt. Lyman, as her former commander, Captain Lighthall, has been appointed to superintend the towing and regulating the barges through the Carillon and Chute a Blondeau Canals up to Grece's Point, where they enter the Grenville Canal, all of which, under the prompt management of Captain Haynes, are now, we rejoice to say, navigable. For this purpose he has the St. Andrews steamer under his command. The Shannon is commanded by her old and well known master, Capt. Kains. It is expected that in the course of the next week, some of the Kingston steamers will arrive at Bytown to continue the line to that place from Montreal, and permit the trip to be effected in four days (unless prevented by adverse gales or other extraordinary contingencies.) The arrangements which have been made for this object cannot fail to ensure much comfort and satisfaction to passengers, and the greatest possible security and expedition in the transit of freight, and though last mentioned, yet not the least in importance, as we have heard, at very reasonable rates. [Montreal Gazette]

We have much gratification in stating that the elegant Steam-Boat Constitution, Capt. Zealand, has commenced her regular trips this season on a hitherto untried route: - Namely from Hamilton at the head of Lake Ontario to Rochester on the Genesee river, touching on her way at the City of Toronto and Cobourg; leaving Rochester for Cobourg and calling at Toronto on her way to the place of starting. Emigrants coming by way of the United States, and others, have thus afforded them a safe and expeditious conveyance to three of the principal Canadian ports on Lake Ontario twice a week; while many, who are heretofore deterred from crossing the Lake in Schooners, have now an opportunity of visiting brother Jonathan with comfort and safety. We have no doubt the arrangement will amply repay the spirited proprietor, A.N. McNab Esq., to whose anxious exertions the public will be indebted for many comforts, not always to be met with in Steam-boats. Further particulars in our next. [Cobourg Star]

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1834