The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 28, 1839

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p.2 Her Majesty's Birthday celebrated by soldiers and sailors. "...At one o'clock the salute was fired by the seamen of the Royal Navy from the Traveller, followed by three Nelsonian cheers from them and the Royal Marines...."

On Friday night Kingston was visited with a violent thunder storm.... ...After the storm had passed away the fog became so thick towards morning, that the St. George steamer, in coming to Kingston, got aground on Salmon Island, unshipped her rudder and stove her jolly boat. After a short delay she was got off, and came to port. The Cobourg took her place on Saturday evening.

Commissioners of St. Lawrence Canal report that funds are exhausted, and work is stopped; need to borrow more money in England.

p.3 The St. Catharines Journal states that the amount of toll received on the Welland Canal for the month of April this year, exceeds the amount for the corresponding period last year by more than 500 per cent.

Statement of produce passed through Lachine Canal. [Montreal Gazette]


Capt. W.T. Johnson.

This new, comfortable and fast sailing Steam Boat will ply on the Bay of Quinte for the remainder of the Season as follows:


Will leave Kingston, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9 o'clock, and arrive at River Trent in the evening, touching at the intermediate ports.


Will leave Belleville Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, at 7 o'clock, and stopping as usual at the intermediate ports, arrive at Kingston in time for the Lake Boats going up, and the River Boats going down.

Kingston, May,1839.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 28, 1839