The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), June 23, 1835

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p.2 The new Steam-Boat Northumberland, on the Rice Lake, is now making regular daily trips to and from Peterboro', Cambleton, Bewdley and Sully, in communication with the stages from Cobourg and Port Hope. Having ourselves made a trip in her during the week, we can with much satisfaction vouch for the perfect success of this boat so far as accommodation and speed go. Drawing only 18 inches water, she ascends the shoals and rapids with the greatest ease, and performs the entire distance at the rate of eight miles per hour. A more agreeable or cheaper excursion than to Peterborough and back, by this route, we know not of, and we strongly recommend all new comers especially, to profit by the opportunity; as they may rest assured few places or neighbourhoods in Upper Canada, will be found more worthy their attentions, than the beautiful Village of Peterborough. [Cobourg Star]

p.3 On Sunday afternoon the Steam-Boat Thomas Mackay, arrived from Bytown, and shortly after her arrival was discovered to be on fire. Some sparks from the engine fire, it is supposed, had lodged in the inside plank sheathing, which, from its dried and heated state, kindled into flames that threatened the speedy destruction of the Boat. The Captain had some holes cut in the deck, the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company were soon in attendance, and by great exertion the fire was subdued before it had done much injury. The Thomas MacKay started this morning on her return to Bytown, the damage being repaired.

Business is increasing so much on the Rideau Canal, that we hear that a new Forwarding Company is to be immediately established, in opposition to the present company.




The New, Splendid, and Fast Sailing Steam-Boat


C. Paynter, Commander,

Propelled by two low-pressure Engines of Fifty horse power each, will for the Season leave the different Ports as follows:


Prescott on Thursday evenings,

Brockville every Thursday night,

Kingston every Friday at noon,

Oswego every Friday evening,

Cobourg on Saturday mornings,

Port Hope on Saturday mornings,

City of Toronto every Sunday morning.


Niagara every Monday at noon,

City of Toronto every Monday evening at 10 o'clock.

Port Hope Tuesday mornings,

Cobourg Tuesday mornings,

Kingston Wednesday mornings,

Brockville Wednesday afternoon.

This Boat will be found by the travelling community not surpassed by any other on Lake Ontario for elegance, comfort and speed. Passengers will have the advantage of seeing the Thousand Islands on her downward trip. The Cobourg will wait the arrival of the

Montreal Stages

Before leaving on her upward trip. For freight or Passage apply to the Purser on board.

Steam Boat Cobourg Office,

Toronto, April, 1835.


The New and Splendid Steam Boat


Commanded by Capt. Jas. Sinclair,

Propelled by two superior Low Pressure Engines

of Messrs. Ward & Co.'s Manufacture,

Will leave the different Ports as follows:


Leaves Prescott every Wednesday after the arrival of the Montreal Stages, Brockville Wednesday evening, Kingston Thursday morning, 9 o'clock, Oswego Thursday evening, 6 o'clock, Cobourg Friday morning, Port Hope Friday morning, Toronto, Friday evening for Niagara.


Leaves Niagara every Saturday morning, at 10 o'clock, Port Hope Saturday evening, Cobourg Saturday evening, Oswego Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, Kingston Sunday evening at 6 o'clock, and arrives at Prescott in time for the Montreal Stages on Monday morning.

Will leave Prescott for Kingston every Monday, and arrive in time to meet the St. George Tuesday morning; leaves Kingston for Prescott every Tuesday at 4 o'clock P.M., and meets the Montreal line at Prescott Wednesday morning.

The Boat is of superior speed and commanded by one of the most experienced Navigators on the Lake.

Every attention will be paid to passengers and also to property regularly shipped.

Kingston, June 19th, 1835.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), June 23, 1835