The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1840

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p.2 The Hon. John Hamilton has sold the Ontario steamer to Mr. Tait of Montreal, to run between Montreal and Quebec, subject to delivery at Montreal. The rapids have been sounded for the purpose of ascertaining the safest channel for taking her down.

The steam boat Erie burst her steam chimney on the Detroit River a fortnight ago, and five or six of the firemen were severely scalded, so that two or three of them died, and four men fell or were knocked overboard, only one of whom was picked up. Sheriff Baby of the Western District of this Province was one of them, and his body has been recovered.




The New Steam Boat


W.T. Johnson, Master,

Leaves Kingston for the head of the Bay every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings, at Eleven o'clock precisely, and leaves Belleville every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Mornings, at 7 o'clock.

This Boat touches at all the intermediate Towns and stopping Places, both on her upward and downward Trips, and occasionally at the Isle of Tanti.

Kingston, June 4th, 1840.


The Steam Boat Kingston, on the opening of the navigation, will resume her former route on the Bay of Quinte, under the direction of the subscriber.

Kingston, March 21st, 1840 J. COUNTER..

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1840