The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1833

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p.1 a letter about improvements to Montreal Harbor, and description of Rideau Canal which will take trade away from U.S. [N.Y. Com. Advert.]

Vice-President of U.S. the Hon. Martin Van Buren, visited Kingston on steamboat United States, on way from Ogdensburgh to Oswego.

p.3 On Saturday evening last the new Steam Boat Kingston made an excursion round the Bay, having completed her intended alterations. Although it blew half a gale of wind, we are happy to say that she succeeded extremely well; her fault which was that of rolling is entirely obviated, she is now as steady as a sand-barge, and although her full steam power was not put on, she proceeded as rapidly through the water as the swiftest of our boats. On Thursday morning she commences her trips, and leaves Kingston for Prescott, and no doubt will prove a very formidable competitor to the Sir James and Britannia.

By an extraordinary coincidence, the following twelve steam boats lay cheek by jowl in Kingston Harbor on Sunday last at one and the same time: Great Britain, Queenston, United Kingdom, Sir James Kempt, Perseverance, St. George, Kingston, Margaret, Enterprize, Black Hawk, William Avery and Caroline.

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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1833