The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1843

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p.2 An account of the arrival at Quebec of the Adventurer steamer from Toronto will be found under head of Shipping Intelligence. This is the first steam vessel that has arrived at Quebec from Toronto. The tonnage of the Adventurer is 58 tons and here is proof that the navigation is now open for vessels of this class, from the Sea to Chicago on Lake Michigan, a distance of about 2000 miles. [Quebec Gazette]

Those curious in such matters have now an opportunity of seeing in operation at the Dock, what is a novelty in Canada, viz. a Diving Bell, by means of which the Company have been strengthening the Railway, and are now cleaning out the basin and slip from such obstructions as in the lapse of time have accumulated therein. The bell is large enough to contain two men who, by means of an air pump, are enabled to remain under water for any period of time that may be required for their operations. The works of the Company are now in excellent order, and the Railway has been strengthened in such a way as to be capable of taking up the largest vessels on the Lake.

We have reason to believe that the Company will forthwith commence the construction of a new steamboat, intended to run between Chippewa and Buffalo in connexion with the Erie and Ontario Railroad - an enterprise, which it is surprising has never been entered upon before, considering the number of capitalists in and about Chippewa. [Niagara Chronicle]



The Steamer


Will ply on the Bay of Quinte, for the remainder of the Season, as follows:


Will leave Greer's Wharf, Kingston, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, at 5 o'clock, arriving at Picton the same evening. Will leave Picton at 4 o'clock on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, and arrive at Belleville at 8 o'clock the same days.


Will leave Belleville on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoon, at 5 o'clock, arriving in Kingston in time for the boats for Montreal.

The Frontenac touches at all the Ports on the route, on her upward and downward trips.

G. IVES, Commander.

Kingston, September 1st, 1843.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1843