(from originals in bound volume at N.A.C.)
The Rideau and Ottawa Steamboat Company respectfully inform the Public, that the undersigned is now their Agent in this place, in the room of the late Robert Drummond, and that they are prepared to receive and transport Passengers, Merchandise and Produce, to and from Montreal to Kingston until the Rideau Canal is closed, at the following Rates, viz.:
Cabin Passengers from hence to Montreal, and from Montreal to this place, 60s. and found.
Emigrants taken at Montreal and going through this route to this place, viz. for every full grown person, Ten Shillings. Children between the age of Seven and Fourteen, Five Shillings. Do. between Three and Seven, Three Shillings and Four Pence.
Luggage 2s. 9d. per cwt.
Freight of Merchandise from Montreal to this place, 2s. 9d. per cwt.
Freight of Produce from this place to Montreal, viz.:
Flour per Barrel 1s. 9d.
Pork " 2s. 6d.
Ashes " 5s. 0d.
Wheat in bulk, per 60 lbs. 0s. 7 1/2d.
Freight in all cases to be exacted on delivery of the Property.
Goods by this Line will be put into good large Barges, (which are decked all over,) and will not be removed until arrive in Kingston, and being an inland navigation, and always towed by Steam Boats, the expense of insuring may be dispensed with.
At Lachine and along the route Emigrants from off the Barges are allowed the privilege of embarking on board Steam Boats.
The Steam Boat St. George plys regularly twice a week between Kingston and round the Head of Lake Ontario, besides other Steam Boats depart daily for the several Ports round Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte, and Goods can always be forwarded from this Place without any delay.
James McCutcheon , Agent.
Kingston, 24th September, 1834.