The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1834

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p.2 There will be over 30 steamboats on Lake Erie alone, during this season, besides a number connecting with them and running on Detroit River and Lake Michigan. Several more will be built during the season. The number of schooners amounts now to about we believe, one hundred and fifty; and before the season is through they will probably exceed two hundred besides what trade (last line missing)

Oswego Canal - navigation commenced on Thursday last, tolls are up from last year. [Oswego Palladium]

Improvement of the Canal - bill passed to provide money. [Albany Argus]

p.3 Captain Gildersleeve's new Steam Boat was launched yesterday afternoon, and now sits on the element whose bosom she adorns, as beautiful a specimen of marine architecture as ever came from a building yard on Lake Ontario, reflecting great credit on the enterprise and taste of all parties concerned. We were pleased at the current rumour that this fine ornament to our inland waters was to be called the Cataraqui, the aboriginal name of Kingston; yet we were equally pleased when we heard that by her baptismal rites, the name of a gallant and much esteemed public officer was to be perpetuated among us, - that of Commodore Barrie. The new vessel is to be worked by an engine of 70 horse power, and is expected to be ready about the first of July. Success to the Commodore Barrie! [Chronicle]

- more on detention of steamer United States by custom agent Kirkpatrick - used in a long article about politics of coming election.

We understand the American Steamboat Black Hawk, last week ascended the Gallops Rapids, below Prescott in gallant style.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1834