p.2 Canal Tolls [Albany Argus]
On Wednesday morning that magnificent steam vessel the Great Britain entered Kingston harbor on her upward trip. Whatever difference may be said to exist as to the pretensions of the rival bay boats, none can be raised against the sovereignty of this splendid steamer. If the Kingston be not the Prince, the Great Britain is undoubtedly the Queen of all the vessels which navigate the Western waters, and few persons can regard her without feeling mixed emotions of pleasure and astonishment; pleasure at the sight of her unrivalled size and beauty, and astonishment that a country so new and so poor as Upper Canada, should have had the laudable temerity to build so stupendous a steamboat, a steam-boat that would do credit to the wharves of the first commercial city in the universe.
She has been supplied with new boilers, and some improvements have been made upon her machinery, which it is said, have much improved her speed. Some other improvements have taken place in her equipment, and her accommodations are confessedly most superior. She is as usual under the command of that sterling navigator, Capt. Whitney, who has this season the active assistance of Capt. Moody, late of the Kingston.
The following list of Steam vessels are now trading to Kingston: -
Lake Boats - Great Britain, United Kingdom, United States, Oswego, William IV, St. George, Cobourg, Wm. Avery and Carroll.
Bay Boats - Kingston, S.J. Kempt, and Britannic. River Boats - Black Hawk, Caroline.
Canal Boats - Toronto, Rideau, Thomas McKay, Margaret and Enterprize.