1828 KINGSTON GAZETTE AND RELIGIOUS ADVOCATE
(from originals at Ontario Archives and Queen's University Special Collections)
(Volume 1 No. 1; 8 pages per date)
p.7 This day, precisely at 2 o'clock, P.M. was launched in handsome style, into the Welland Canal, the Schooner which has for some time past been constructing in this village, named the Welland Canal of St. Catherines, of 100 tons burden, being the first vessel that ever floated upon the waters of this Canal. She was erected by Mr. Armington, Master Builder, under the superintendance of Capt. Northrup, and is allowed by judges to be of an excellent model, and first rate workmanship; not surpassed by any vessel on the Lakes. The enterprising owners are Messrs. Monson, Merritt and Chace. Her first trip will be to Prescott, laden with produce; Capt. Northrup, Master, to clear this Port in eight or ten days.
[Farmer's Journal, April 24th]
The new Steam-Boat Alciope, is now afloat, and taking in her machinery below the King's wharf. [Niagara Herald]
Lachine Canal - In consequence of the expiration of the temporary act, by which the tolls on this Provincial work were levied, having expired, the Commissioners have received directions not to demand any toll from boats passing through, and to pay the lock-masters and other necessary expences that may be incurred, out of the funds now in hands, levied during the last season. [Montreal Gazette]