(from originals in bound volume at N.A.C.)
(Vol. 1 No. 19)
p.2 John Macaulay, commissioner to improve the navigation of the St. Lawrence, is in Montreal to raise money to commence works. [Montreal Gaz.]
On Thursday morning last, we had the pleasure of witnessing the launch of Mr. Parker's new Steam Boat, the Kingston. The Sir James Kempt was proceeding up the Bay as usual, early in the morning, when, to accommodate a large portion of our inhabitants Capt. Gildersleeve was so obliging as to postpone the hour of departure until the launch of this new vessel; and thereby give to many an excellent opportunity of witnessing, in all its splendor this truly beautiful sight. At ten o'clock, the last shore was struck away, and after a few minutes hesitation, the elegant vessel glided gracefully into her native element, amid the applauding shouts of admiring hundreds. She was taken in tow, by the Sir James, who, after promenading her round the harbor, left her at Mr. Cartwright's Wharf.
If we needed anything to convince us, that the American Settlers are firmly attached to this Province and to its government, we need only instance such men as Messrs. Truax and Parker, among numerous others, who have, by their public spirit and commercial enterprise infused a portion of their countrymen's activity and business-like habits among us, tending alike to their individual benefit, and the prosperity of the Town they reside in.
p.3 For Sale Cheap, Four Good Durham Boats, two of them with, and two without rigging. Crane, Hooker, McCutcheon & Co., Prescott 25th April.
"The Kingston Spectator mentions the arrival of the Queenston steamboat on Monday evening in that port, without experiencing any obstruction from the ice. She proceeded up the lake early on Tuesday morning."
Montreal Gazette, April 13th, 1833