The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1837

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p.3 The Kingston Marine Railway is now in successful operation. Two schooners have been hauled up for repairs, and others with a Steam Boat or two are to follow. The machinery is worked by horsepower, and is fitted up for four horses, but two draw up the schooners with great ease, and only one fourth of the power of the machinery was used. Had the whole been applied, one man could have drawn up the vessels. The railway is long enough to receive three schooners at once if required. The whole of the work is of the strongest description, and is firmly bedded on the rock. The total cost, including the small railway, is something above £3000, and this Port is so favourably situated, being, besides its regular trade, a stopping Port for vessels waiting for a fair wind, either up or down, that the stock invested in the rail-way will pay well. The work has been of great benefit to the Town during its progress, and it makes a permanent and valuable addition to the advantages possessed by Kingston for trade.

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Rick Neilson
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1837