p.2 Last Friday morning the steamboats Great Britain and the United States had a trial of speed in passing from Toronto to Niagara. The Great Britain started three minutes after the United States, but soon overtook and passed that boat, and shot about a mile and a half ahead, when one of her shafts broke. Yet though she had to pursue her way with one wheel, the United States only reached Niagara six minutes before her. The Great Britain will only be detained for two trips before she resumes her place as the majestic Queen of the Lakes.
Kingston by law now a free warehousing port. [Chronicle Aug. 2nd]
steamers St. George and Commodore Barrie to get new schedules; Britannia and Sir James Kempt also mentioned. [Chronicle]
The steam-boat St. George is to run hereafter twice a week from Kingston to Toronto, and, when she is finished, it is expected, the Commodore Barrie will join her on the same route. The St. George, we are informed, will start from Kingston every Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, and Wednesday morning at 8, and return here, on her downward trips on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. On her trip to Toronto, she will be able to take passengers by the River from the Britannia, and on her arrival at Kingston, her passengers may take the Sir James Kempt for Prescott. Advertisement next week.
Stockholders of the Commodore Barrie are to pay 10% instalment on their stock by 1st Sept. Thos. Kirkpatrick, Sec. & Treas.
The Stockholders of the Commodore Barrie Steam Boat are requested to pay a further instalment of 10 per cent on their Stock to the Treasurer on or before the 1st Sept. next.
By order, Thos. Kirkpatrick, Sec. & Treasurer.
Kingston, Aug. 6th, 1834.