The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1843

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p.2 The St. Lawrence Canal which has been open since last Monday - continues to give every satisfaction, not the slightest interruption has there been caused to the mail line, which has been regularly passing since Monday, except some slight delay, that the Highlander was obliged to make on her first trip, when about Millrouche, this delay was owing to the insufficient quantity of water then in the Canal - the Lock-Keepers having been taken by surprise, not expecting her till next day. The line is now composed of the three first class boats - Highlander, Canada, and Gildersleeve, which keep up a daily communication between Kingston and Coteau, passing through the Long Sault Rapids downwards and through the Canal upwards. On their way downwards, they touch at the old Wharf in front of the Town, from whence the mail and passengers are conveyed across the Canal, by means of the Bridge. One very serious inconvenience to the line exists in their being necessitated to pass through the Canal at night, a circumstance which causes no less injury to the boats, than inconvenience to the Lock-Keepers. Why shouldn't Mr. Stayner see to this, and change the hour of starting the mail from Quebec and Montreal, to the time it used to start last summer; as he would thereby oblige the public by giving them a sufficient quantity of day-light, by which to pass through twelve or fourteen miles of a Canal in which are nine or ten Locks. [Cornwall Observer]

p.3 Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace - The Queen vs. Bryan Broderick, convicted of stealing some Brass Pipe from a steam vessel in charge of Messrs. Thirkell & Masson. Sentenced to three years in the Provincial Penitentiary.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1843