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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1835

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From the Belleville Intelligencer.

Dear Sir: - I beg leave to state, for the information of your readers, that I received merchandize by the Rideau Canal on Saturday evening, which left Lachine on the Monday previous; and that goods which were still in the merchants warehouse on Monday when I left Montreal, arrived at Kingston on the Saturday following, at once showing the utility and importance of this line to the merchant, which at no distant day must form a link, of the great chain of communication from Montreal through the Bay of Quinte, to Lake Huron.


Belleville, 20th Oct., 1835.

p.3 Last Wednesday evening the Steam-Boat Great Britain was laid up for the season at Mr. Cartwright's wharf. This noble Boat has been fortunate this year in having met with very little damage to her machinery, as was the case last season to her and other boats.

Melancholy Accident & Loss of Life - during a fishing expedition 4 people drown off the head of Simcoe Island.

Long Island Canal - It affords us much pleasure to find that this undertaking which was so much talked of last season is by no means abandoned. On the contrary, a large party is at present engaged in cutting the brushwood on the proposed route. The object of this canal, is to open a direct steam-boat navigation between the town of Kingston and Cape Vincent, in the state of New York. We understand that the people of Jefferson County, have offered to subscribe largely to accomplish this object. The steam-boat which is intended to ply on this route is already finished, and the engine is in progress at Mr. Yarker's Foundry. [Chronicle]

We are sorry to have to state that a very serious accident has occurred to the steamer Thomas McKay, belonging to the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company. At 7 o'clock on Wednesday evening last, on her way up to Kingston, she struck on a stump, and almost immediately sunk in 6 feet water. The goods being all on deck, have received no injury, and it is supposed she will be raised without too much difficulty. [ibid]

The New Steam Boat


Capt. James Sinclair,

Will for the remainder of the season, perform her trips on the Bay and River, as follows:

Will leave Kingston for the Bay on Mondays and Thursdays, and return on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Will leave Kingston for Prescott, on Tuesday and Friday Evenings, and return on Wednesday and Sunday Mornings.

Kingston, 27th October, 1835.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1835