The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1833

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p.3 The beautiful Steamboat Kingston, which, owing to the narrowness of her bottom, could not be prevented from rolling, is undergoing some considerable alterations; the chief of which is, the addition of a false bottom, which will give six feet more breadth of beam in the centre of the vessel, and will, we hope, have the desired effect, without materially derogating from her elegance. She is expected to be able to proceed on her appointed route towards the end of the present month. The St. George left this place for York and the head of the Lake on Saturday last, and from what we can learn, she is likely to answer general expectations.

Quick Travelling - from Niagara Falls to Quebec - 600 miles in 70 hours, using steamers Great Britain, Iroquois, and Canada. [Vindicator]

At a Meeting of the subscribers for building a Steam Boat, to run from Prescott to the Head of the Bay of Quinte, the following gentlemen were appointed a committee for superintending the building the Boat, viz.: -

H. Gildersleeve,

J. Strange,

J. Watkins,

A. Truax,

H. Smith,

T. Kirkpatrick, and

G.W. Yarker, Esquires; and

T. Kirkpatrick, Secretary & Treasurer.

Kingston, 25th July, 1833.

At a Meeting of the Building Committee of the new Bay and River Steam Boat, about to be built under the superintendence of Captain Gildersleeve, held 25th July, 1833. - It was resolved, that an installment of ten per cent on the Stock subscribed, be called in, payable to the Treasurer on or before the 20th of August next.


Secretary & Treasurer.

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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1833