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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1836

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p.2 By referring to the advertisement of the Steam-Boat Kingston, it will be seen that the time of her trips is altered to avoid clashing any longer with the Brockville. As the Kingston has yielded the point in deference to public opinion, public patronage ought to reward her proprietors.


Repeated Representations having been made to the Committee of the Kingston, by men in business, that it would greatly accommodate the public, and allay the apprehensions which many entertain by the rapid movements of both the Kingston and Brockville, consequent on the opposition, if the days of one of the Boats were altered, and expressing a wish that the Kingston would take other days; although convinced that they had the right of keeping the days of last year, and the injustice of another Boat taking the same days, when there were other days of the week unoccupied. The Committee of the Kingston beg to intimate to the public, that in order to afford them greater facilities and convenience they have decided on altering the days of sailing under the confident expectation that it will be duly appreciated. They therefore give Notice that for the future the



Jacob Bonter, Master,


Will leave the Carrying Place, on Tuesday and Friday mornings, at 3 o'clock, touching at the River Trent, Ameliasburgh, Belleville, Sophiasburgh, Culbertson's, Scanlan's Wharf, Hallowell, Adolphustown, Fredericksburgh, and Bath - to Kingston. Will leave Kingston same day at 6 P.M. touch at Fairman's, Gananoque, Brockville, and arrive at Prescott in time for the Steam Boat for Montreal.


Will leave Prescott every Wednesday and Saturday P.M. immediately after the arrival of the steam boat from below; touching at Brockville, French Creek, and arrive at Kingston early next morning.

Will leave Kingston every Monday and Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, touching at the intermediate places, and arrive at the Carrying Place same evenings, in time to meet the stages for Cobourg, Port Hope, and Toronto.

All Packages and Luggage at the risk of the owner, unless given in charge of the Purser and Booked.

Every attention will be paid to the comfort of passengers, and the Boat is well adapted to take Freight, Horses, etc., etc.

May 27th, 1836.




Capt. N. Johnson,

Propelled by a Low Pressure Engine of 50 Horse Power,

The Only Steam Boat Which Plies Regularly Between Kingston & Oswego.

Will leave Kingston for Oswego on Tuesday, May 24th, at 9 o'clock, A.M., and continue her regular Trips every other day, until further notice.

The Canada, which has run for many years between Toronto and Niagara, is Schooner Rigged, and is well known to be second to none as a safe Sea Boat. She is well calculated to convey both Freight and Passengers, with safety and expedition.

For Freight or Passage, apply to Messrs. Trowbridge & Grant, Oswego, Messrs. Truax & Phillips, Kingston, or to the Captain on board.

Kingston, May 23rd, 1836.


The Splendid and Fast Sailing

Steam Boat


Wm. Colcleugh, Master.

Propelled by Low Pressure Engines of Fifty Horse Power Each.

Will, until further notice, leave the undermentioned Ports as follows:-


Prescott, on Thursday evenings.

Brockville, on Thursday nights.

Kingston, Fridays, at 9 o'clock, A.M.

Cobourg, Friday evenings.

Port Hope, Friday nights.

Toronto, Saturdays, at 2 o'clock, P.M. for Hamilton.

Hamilton, Sunday mornings, at 9 o'clock, for Niagara.


Niagara, on Monday afternoons, at 4 o'clock.

Toronto, Tuesday mornings, at 10 o'clock.

Port Hope, Tuesday afternoons, at 5 o'clock.

Cobourg, Tuesday afternoons at 6 o'clock.

Kingston, Wednesday mornings, at 8 o'clock.

Brockville, Wednesday afternoons, and arrive at Prescott on Wednesday nights, in time for Passengers to take the Montreal Stages or Steam Boats on Thursday morning.

No Luggage or Parcels taken charge of unless booked and paid for.

The Proprietors of this fine Boat have had her boilers, during the winter, materially altered and improved, at very great expense; they can confidently assert, that the travelling community will find the Cobourg not surpassed by any other on Lake Ontario for elegance, comfort, and speed. She will await the arrival of the Montreal stages or steam-boats, before leaving on her upward trip, and be punctual to the hour of leaving.

For Freight or Passage apply to the Master or Purser on Board.

St. Boat Cobourg Office, Toronto, April 25, 1836.



The Steam Boat


Capt. Lonson Hilliard,

Propelled by a Low Pressure Engine, of 100 Horse Power,

The only Boat that runs between Prescott and Toronto without crossing the Lake to or from Oswego.

Will, on the opening of the Navigation, commence her regular weekly trips, running as follows, viz:


Will leave Prescott for Niagara every Saturday evening after the arrival of the Montreal Stages or Steamboats, touching at Brockville and Gananoque.

Will leave Kingston, Sunday morning.

Will leave Cobourg and Port Hope, Sunday evening.

Will leave City of Toronto, Monday morning.

Will leave Hamilton, Monday afternoon, and arrive at Niagara on the same evening.


Will leave Niagara for Prescott, every Tuesday afternoon, at 7 o'clock.

Will leave City of Toronto, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.

Will leave Cobourg and Port Hope, Wednesday evening.

Will leave Kingston, Thursday morning, touching at Gananoque and Brockville; and arrive at Prescott in the afternoon.

Passengers leaving Niagara on Tuesday evening, and the City of Toronto Wednesday forenoon, by the William IV, will arrive in Montreal on Friday evening, passing the Thousand Islands in the day time.

This Boat, so favorably known to the travelling public as a first rate Sea Boat, and combining the indispensible requisites of speed, punctuality, and comfortable accommodations, will, as heretofore, the Proprietors trust, receive a very liberal suppport.

For Freight or Passage apply at the Post Office at Prescott or Brockville; B. Phillips, Kingston; H.E. Nichols, Cobourg; Harbor Co. Port Hope; J. Brown, Toronto; D.C. Gunn and A. Land, Hamilton; J. Niven & Co., Niagara; Wm. Duff and Wm. Wynn, Queenston; or to the Captain on board.

All freight payable on delivery to Consignees; and all Parcels and Luggage at the risk of the owners, unless given in charge of the Purser and booked.

Prescott, April 8th, 1836.


The Steam-Boat


Capt. J. Van Cleve,

Commencing on the 18th of April, will until 1st June,

Leave Ogdensburgh every Monday evening.

Leave Sacket's Harbor every Tuesday noon, for Lewiston and Niagara, touching at the intermediate ports as heretofore.

N.B. Horses and freight taken upon as reasonable terms as by any other Boat.

Superior accommodations for deck passengers.


Lake Ontario

The Steam-boat


Lieut. Harper, R.N. Commander.

Propelled by a low pressure engine and Schooner-rigged, will on the opening of Navigation commence her regular trips, from Prescott to Oswego, Hamilton and Niagara as follows, viz.:-


Will leave Prescott for Niagara on Wednesday evening, after the arrival of the Steam Boat Dolphin, connected with the Montreal line of Steam Boats and Stages, touching at Brockville and French Creek.

Kingston, Thursday Morning.

Oswego, Thursday evening, after the arrival of the Canal Boats.

Cobourg and Port Hope, Friday Morning.

Toronto, Saturday Morning, at 6 o'clock.

Hamilton, on Saturday afternoon and arrive at Niagara on the same evening.


Will leave Niagara, Monday morning at 2 o'clock.

Toronto " " at 9 o'clock.

Port Hope and Cobourg, Monday evening.

Kingston, Tuesday morning, touching at French Creek and Brockville and arriving at Prescott the same day.

Passengers leaving Niagara on Monday morning, will arrive in Montreal on Wednesday evening, passing through the Thousand Islands in the day time.

The St. George is beautifully fitted up with State-rooms in the Ladies' Cabin, and besides the power of Steam, has the advantage of Masts and Sails. Her accommodations are in no respect inferior to those of any other boat upon the Lake.

For freight or passage, apply at the Post Offices at Prescott and Brockville, or to D.J. Smith, Esq. and B. Phillips, Kingston; Mr. H. Fitzhugh, Oswego; Mr. H.E. Nichols, Cobourg; Harbor Co., Port Hope; Mr. J. Brown, Toronto; Mr. D.C. Gunn and Mr. A. Land, Hamilton; Messrs. J. Niven & Co., Niagara; Mr. W. Wynn & Mr. W. Duff, Queenston; or to the Captain on Board.

All Freight payable on delivery to Consignees. Parcels and Luggage at the risk of the owners, unless given to charge of the Purser and booked.

Brockville, 15th April, 1836.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1836