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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1834

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p.2 Welland Canal - Public Notice is hereby given, that the annual election of Directors for the Welland Canal Company, will be held at the Company's office in St. Catharines, on Wednesday, the fourth day of June next, at 12 o'clock, noon.


Secretary W.C. Co.

St. Catharines, May 7th, 1834.

On Wednesday evening the Rideau Steamer arrived from Bytown, having in tow two barges with 160 passengers. These passengers who were almost entirely English emigrants bound to the head of the Lake, left Montreal on the Sunday previous, and described the journey to Kingston as highly pleasant and comfortable. Owing to an accident to the Cobourg, they were detained until today, when the greatest portion of them proceeded on their route in the Kingston, (dispatched on purpose.) This detention is not likely to occur again, as the Forwarding Company have made arrangements, by which certain of the Lake Boats will remain here, until the arrival of the Canal Boats. The Rideau left Kingston for Bytown, early this morning, having in tow the two same barges heavily laden with freight for Montreal. There are now four steam vessels on the Canal, and two more are getting ready for the same money making trade.

The Captain of the steam-boat Carroll informs us, that the Oswego is mostly probably afloat by this time, but little injured.

The Sale of Naval Stores at the Dock Yard commenced on Friday, and terminated on Thursday. The sale was respectably attended.



The Steam Boat


D. Howe, Master,

Having been fitted up with a new powerful low pressure Engine, will run between Kingston and Rochester, viz.: Sacket's Harbor, Oswego and Sodus, as follows:-

Going Up

Leaves Kingston, Tuesday & Thursday, at half past 1 p.m.

do. Sunday at six o'clock, a.m.

S. Harbor, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday, 12 at night.

Oswego, Friday 8 o'clock a.m.

Sodus Friday, 12 o'clock at noon.

Coming Down

Leaves Rochester, Friday at 10 o'clock, p.m.

Sodus, Saturday, 4 o'clock, a.m.

Oswego, Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 6 o'clock p.m. after the arrival of the Packets.

S. Harbor, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 2 o'clock a.m.

This Boat connects with the Packet Boats and Stages at Rochester, Oswego and Sacket's Harbor, and Steam Boats at Kingston, running directly through to Ogdensburgh and Montreal, and the Lake Steam Boats running to York and Niagara.

May 22nd, 1834.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1834