The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 11, 1837

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p.2 The ice in the channel of the river and bay opened up to the Lake last Friday, and to-day the upper part of the harbour is clear down to Mr. Cartwright's wharf. The weather is now remarkably fine, and two or three days more will clear out the chief business part of the harbour, and set all the vessels free.

A steam boat, supposed to be the Wm. IV came up last night about midnight, fired three or four guns to announce her passage, and proceeded up the Lake.

The United States started from Ogdensburgh on Sunday or Monday morning, and went up the American channel to the Lake. The Great Britain starts in a day or two.

The Hudson river was clear of ice last Monday as far as Albany, and the boats were making their daily trips. The water will be let into the Erie canal on the 20th inst. Two schooners left Oswego in the early part of last week, one for Cobourg, and the other for Port Hope, to fetch cargoes of wheat which has been stored up there during the winter.



The Steam Boat


Capt. Van Cleve,

(Commencing on the 9th of April)

Going Up, Leaves

Ogdensburgh Sunday 5 P.M.

Prescott do. 5 1/2 P.M.

Morristown do. Evening,

Brockville do. do.

Alexandria Bay do. do.

French Creek do. 12 Night,

Kingston Monday 6 A.M.

Sacket's Harbour do. 12 Noon,

Oswego do. 9 P.M.

Rochester Tuesday 8 A.M.

And arrives at Youngstown and Lewiston Tuesday afternoon, giving passengers wishing to return by the boat, until Wednesday evening to visit Falls.

N.B. Passengers for Toronto will arrive there Tuesday evening.

Coming Down, Leaves

Lewiston Wednesday 7 P.M.

Youngstown do. 7 1/2 P.M.

Niagara do. 8 P.M.

Rochester Thursday 8 A.M.

Oswego do. 5 P.M.

Sacket's Harbour do. 12 Night,

Kingston Friday 5 A.M.

French Creek do. Morning,

Alexandria Bay do. do.

Brockville do. do.

Morristown do. do.

And arrives at Ogdensburgh at noon.

Passengers leaving Lewiston and Niagara by the United States on Wednesday evening, will reach Montreal on Saturday evening.

The United States, coming down, will pass the St. Lawrence and the Thousand Islands by daylight.

March 28th, 1837.





Capt. A. Smith,

Will run during the season of navigation, between Ogdensburgh and Lewiston, touching at the intermediate ports as follows:


Leaves Ogdensburgh every Thursday evening,

Kingston Friday morning,

Sacket's Harbor " noon,

Oswego " evening,

Rochester Saturday morning,

Toronto Saturday evening,

arriving at Lewiston on Sunday morning.


Leaves Lewiston every Monday evening,

Leaves Rochester Tuesday morning,

Oswego " evening,

Sacket's Harbor " night,

Kingston Wednesday morning,

arriving at Ogdensburgh in the afternoon, touching at Morristown, Brockville, Alexandria Bay, French Creek and Niagara, on the upward and downward passage.

For Freight or Passage apply to the master on board, or

E.B. Allen Ogdensburgh,

White & Hooker Morristown,

H. & S. Jones Brockville,

J.W. Fuller & Co. Alexandria Bay,

John Counter Kingston,

Smith & Merrick French Creek,

Wm. Buckley Sacket's Harbor,

Henry Fitzhugh Oswego,

Hooker & Co. Rochester,

James Brown Toronto,

James Lockhart Niagara,

Fellows & Hurd Lewiston.

By the above arrangements of the Oneida will lay over two days at Lewiston, affording passengers an opportunity of visiting Niagara Falls, and returning by the same boat, and passing the interesting scenery on the River St. Lawrence during the day time.



Tariff of Freight between Montreal and Kingston.

- gives rates upward on earthen and glass ware, furniture, dry goods, etc. to Carillon; Chatham; Grenville, Longueuil & Hawksbury; to Bytown; and to places on Rideau Canal.

- rates to advance 10 per cent on October 1st.

- gives rates downward on ashes, flour, pork, butter, wheat to Places on Rideau Canal; to Bytown; to Longueuil, to Carlton.

To the Freight or charges will be added any expense incurred late in the season by obstruction from ice. Merchandise to be delivered at their Stores free of expense to them, and at the risk of the owners. All Freight and charges to be paid at the time of the delivery of the goods.

Montreal, April 4th, 1837.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 11, 1837