The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 14, 1840

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p.2 We expected to have been able by this time to have announced the result of the Ontario's ( ) the Long Sault, but regret to say that on her passage from Toronto last Wednesday, one of ( ) shafts broke, and the boat was taken back to Niagara to receive a new shaft, or new engine, if necessary. The Niagara Dock Company will attempt to make the engine good, but the delay is ( )fying.

The superior new boat Henry Gildersleeve ( ) tried yesterday, and performed well. It is expected that she will be ready in about 3 weeks.

A new boat that was built during the winter at Prescott, intended for the canal trade, and ( ) barges between this port and Prescott, has been brought up, and proceeded to Niagara to receive her engines. She is called the Porcupine.

Messrs Calvin, Cook & Counter launched a fine schooner, called the Wm. Penn, from Garden Island last Thursday. Their new steamer intended for towing rafts between Montreal and Quebec will be ready in about a fortnight, when she ( ) go down and receive her engine, which we believe, formerly belonged to the Lady of the Lake. This enterprising company contemplate laying the keel of another new schooner without delay, ( ) 100 feet keel and 25 feet beam.

The navigation of the Bay of Quinte has commenced. The Sir James Kempt and the ( ) went up last week, and the Kingston started ( ) the Albion this morning.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 14, 1840