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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 14, 1835

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p.1 Inland Navigation - the importance to commerce of good navigable waterways. [Brantford Sentinel]

p.3 The navigation has begun for the season. Last Wednesday the schooner Byron arrived from Oswego, and since then two or three schooners have come in from the same place. These vessels were laden with potatoes, salt, dried apples, corn brooms, etc.

On Friday the William IV came from Toronto, and proceeded down the river; on Saturday the Great Britain departed for Prescott, and returns tomorrow for Toronto; the Oswego touched here on her way up, and on Sunday the United States came up from Ogdensburgh and pursued her course up the lake; and yesterday the Wm. Avery on her way down. Next Saturday the St. George leaves this town for Toronto and Niagara, to commence we trust a prosperous and profitable season. All of these Boats are in the finest condition, and under the management of excellent Captains; and all that professional skill, - unceasing vigilance, promptitude, and punctuality, - and suavity of manners, can do, will be done to accommodate the public. - The William IV has had false sides added to her, which will give her greater steadiness and security on the Lake.

Two Schooners have come from the head of the Lake, and have discharged their cargoes of flour and wheat at this place, to be sent to Montreal by the Rideau Canal. In other seasons these vessels would have gone to Prescott, but the Canal presents the more eligible route, and will greatly promote the prosperity of Kingston.


Lake and River Line.

The Subscriber has established a Line of Boats to ply between the City of New York and Oswego, expressly to secure a portion of the trade of Lake Ontario, and the river St. Lawrence, and as he hopes, of Lake Erie, by means of the Welland Canal. His Vessels towed by a Steam Boat to Albany, are intended to form a Daily Line - there will be no detention on the Hudson River, nor any transhipment, save at Oswego, where Messrs. Bronson & Crocker, and Messrs. Cole & Wright, are pledged to ship to any and every port and place upon the Lake and River at the usual charges - to one of these Houses it would be gratifying to the Subscriber if his customers would address their Goods. Myself and my two sons are well acquainted with the New York Market, and will purchase and forward to order, upon remittances, Tobacco, Coal, Tea, or any other commodity, at a very moderate Commission. CHARLES SMYTH.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 14, 1835