The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1836

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p.2 More Improvements on the Ottawa - The keel of a new Steamer has been laid at Arnprior, to be built under the direction of that well known builder, Capt. Wm. Grant, who may with equal justice be called the father of Steam navigation on the Ottawa as John Molson was on the St. Lawrence. This vessel is intended to ply on the lake of the Chats, above Fitzroy Harbor, and will open a communication for 30 miles farther. She is to be 87 feet by 26 1/2 on deck, 16 ft. 6 in. breadth of beam, 6 1/2 depth of hold, by 77 feet length of keel, and be ready for launching by 25th Sept. next. [Bytown Gazette]

The Commodore Barrie - The new boilers and other alterations which have been made in this beautiful Boat, have rendered her one of the fastest vessels on our waters. In her last trip from Toronto to Kingston, she made the passage in 18 hours including four stoppages, leaving Toronto early in the morning, and arriving at this port the same evening. Her cabins are fitted up in the first style, and she is under excellent management.

p.3 repairs continue at the breach in the Rideau Canal at Long Island.

[Bytown Gazette]

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1836