The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 25, 1843

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p.1 Rideau Canal - Official Correspondence giving reasons for raising rates of tolls on Rideau Canal. (1/2 column)

p.3 Opening of Navigation - The weather has been so warm that the ice has dissolved sooner than was expected, and navigation is begun. The channel opened on Thursday, and on Friday afternoon the Princess Royal steamer, which wintered at Hatter's Bay, came down to ( ), forcing her way through the rotten ice without much difficulty. She started on Saturday afternoon for Toronto, but was stopped at Four Mile Point by the ice. She came back and started again yesterday for Toronto. The river is also open, and the Henry Gildersleeve left this port this morning for Dickenson's Landing. The Canada is expected today.

As soon as the Long Sault canal is clear, (pro ) three weeks yet, the Canada, Gildersleeve and Brockville will form the daily mail line between Kingston and Coteau du Lac, and it is expected that the Forwarders ( ) all their light goods up the river from Montreal to the Coteau, where they will be transferred to the steamers for Kingston. By this ( ) goods will reach Kingston in less than three days, and Toronto in 3 1/2 days from Montreal.


The Quebec Forwarding Company will be prepared on the opening of the navigation, to undertake the transport of Goods of all descriptions between Quebec and Kingston direct, and intermediate places; also between Quebec and Lake Champlain, and vice versa.

The Company begs to point out the peculiar advantages this line offers in doing away with the necessity of transhipping, by which the delay, expense and injury to property attending the same are avoided; as also the saving in the freight, not having to pay the usual port charges in Montreal.

Quebec, 14th April, 1843.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 25, 1843