The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1833

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p.2 We are informed that the barge Dido, belonging to the Canadian Inland Forwarding and Insurance Company, was wrecked at the Long Sault, on Saturday last. She had a valuable cargo of dry goods on board, most of which are wet, but none of the packages lost. Messrs. Bryce, Buchanan & Co. of York, the owners of the most valuable part of the cargo, we are happy to learn, are fully insured with the Company. This Company, we believe, insures goods at a moderate premium, say a quarter per cent from Montreal to Brockville, and three quarters to any port on Lake Ontario. There are dangers in this navigation which no human precaution can guard against, and when owners of goods can be made perfectly secure, by the payment of a trifling premium, we are surprised that any goods are forwarded without being insured. [Montreal Gazette]

two articles on problems with flour and barrels from U.C. [Mont. Daily Ad.]

It will be seen by the advertisement of the Great Britain steamer, that this beautiful vessel, under the command of Captain Whitney, has arranged the time of her leaving Prescott for Niagara, and the intermediate ports, for every Wednesday morning, and from Niagara to Prescott, touching at Oswego, every Saturday afternoon. The Great Britain has been greatly improved and embellished, and in point of speed, is unequalled on the Lakes. [Montreal Gazette]

On the 14th instant, at 3 o'clock, A.M. the Adelaide steamboat, proceeding from Chippewa to Amherstburgh, having on board a company of the 66th regiment, struck a rock in the Black Rock rapids, close to the bank of the canal on the American shore, by which the shaft of the fly wheel was broken, and other parts of the machinery much injured. The shock caused the vessel to heel over so much, that some of the soldiers jumped on the bank of the canal, and one had his collar bone broken. The Adelaide drifted down the rapids, and was brought to at the village of Waterloo. Much delay and inconvenience will be caused to the troops by the accident. The officers on board consisted of Captain Clarke, Ensigns Gibson and Parker, and Doctor Anglin. [Montreal Herald]

p.3 letter to Editor of Spectator, concerning a previous letter in Montreal Gazette which contained accusations against current officer in charge, and protecting Col. By from any blame for problems; "... why did he leave that rock in its bed at Kingston Mills? Was he not aware that it would obstruct the Canal? He originally intended to take it away no doubt, for after expending a large sum in banking it up with earth, and pumps constructed to pump out the water, to get at the rock, a year before he left the Canal, why was the pumping delayed so long that the banks had again to be raised from their standing so long? Probably this was a steam boat speculation, and a good job, or may be more likely attributed to a design to leave obstacles, this with others in the Canal, to prevent large Steam Boats from navigating, and have the whole trade of the Canal with small boats...."


Kingston, May 27th, 1833

The Steam Boat


Capt. Moody,

From Prescott To Kingston and the

Bay of Quinte.

Touching both ways at Brockville, Gananoque, Kingston, Bath, Fredericksburgh, Adolphustown, Hallowell, Culbertson's, Sophiasburgh, Belleville, River Trent, to the Carrying Place.


Will leave the Carrying Place on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 4 o'clock, and arrive at Kingston same evenings. Will leave Kingston for Prescott on Monday morning at 6 o'clock, and on Wednesday evening at 8.


Will leave Prescott on Monday and Thursday evenings, after the arrival of the Montreal Stages, and arrive at Kingston next morning. Will leave Kingston on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9 o'clock, and arrive at the Carrying Place same night.

p.S. Will touch at Napanee Mills on her way down, on Saturdays June 8th and 22nd, and every other Saturday alternately.

For freight or passage apply to the Master on board or to the subscriber.


Kingston, June 4th, 1833.

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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1833