(from microfilm availabe at Queen's University - Stauffer Library)
p.2 a sail boat with 5 young men in it upsets off Point Frederick and one drowns.
Yesterday the Thos. McKay with a barge in tow, arrived from Bytown with between 2 and 3 hundred emigrants. She is expected to leave for Bytown tomorrow.
FORWARDING FOR 1834.
The Rideau and Ottawa Steam Boat Forwarding Company respectfully inform the public, that they will be ready at the opening of the navigation, to receive and transport passengers, goods, wares, and merchandize, to and from Montreal to Kingston, at the undermentioned rates:
Cabin passengers from Montreal to Kingston, and from Kingston to Montreal, 60s. and found.
Emigrants taken at Montreal, and found through the route to Kingston, 12s. 6d., allowing to each adult 50 lbs. baggage.
Freight of goods, wares and merchandize from Montreal to Kingston, 2s. 9d. per cwt.
Freight from Kingston to Montreal as under:
Flour, 2s. per bbl.
Pork, 3s. 0d. do.
Ashes, 5s. 6d. do.
Wheat, (60 lbs.) 8 d. per bushel.
Payment of Freight will, in all cases, be exacted on delivery of the property.
Goods by this line will be put into large barges, (which are decked all over) and not disturbed until they arrive in Kingston, and being an inland navigation, and towed by Steam boats, insurance may be dispensed with, with safety.
It is the intention of this Company, that these Barges, laden with goods and passengers in Montreal, will deliver the same within four days at Kingston.
Robert Drummond, Agent Kingston.
E. Cushing, Agent Montreal.
Kingston, April 12th, 1834.