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

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p.2 letter to Editor of Montreal Gazette giving account of trip on steamers Enterprise and Perth, lauding Rideau route.

Drowned from off the Steam-Boat Great Britain on Wednesday night last, Thomas Fitzgerald a native of Ireland. Mr. F. went to the furnace to light his pipe and was retiring when he accidentally fell through the ash-hole and was drowned. [Cobourg Reformer June 3rd]

-another letter extolling the virtues of the Rideau route, mentions Margaret and Enterprise with an extract from Grenville Gazette which gives a "fabrication'' about the St. Lawrence being better than the Rideau route. "The Toronto arrived this morning from Bytown having 3 barges in tow containing nearly 200 immigrants and their baggage and upwards of 90 tons of merchandise."

- letter from Robert Drummond contradicting Grenville Gazette article.

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