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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1834

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p.2 Travelling on Lake Ontario - It may not be uninteresting to the public, as the travelling season is about commencing, to know the increased facilities for travelling on the waters of Ontario and the River St. Lawrence. If we mistake not, there are now upon these waters twenty-two steam-boats, where five years since there were but five or six, and several of those recently built, are surpassed by few boats in the world. It is believed that many on their way to Niagara Falls and Toronto, (late York U.C.) who now go by stage or the Erie Canal, would pass by the beautiful village of Oswego, if they were aware that boats could be met with at that place without incurring much delay in their journey upwards.

For the information of those who prefer steam-boat travelling, we would mention that the steam-boat United States leaves Oswego on her upward passage at 10 o'clock p.m. on Mondays, the Great Britain on Wednesday evening, the Oswego on Thursday evening, the Cobourg on Friday evening, the St. George on Sunday evening, and the William Avery on Saturday evening for Rochester, where she meets the Constitution for Toronto. In addition to this, the Carroll leaves Oswego on her trip between Kingston and Rochester on Fridays at 8 o'clock a.m. Other boats are almost constantly plying between the villages on the Lake and River.

Boats leave Niagara for Prescott and Ogdensburgh as follows: Cobourg on Monday afternoon, St. George Tuesday afternoon, William IV Wednesday morning, United States Wednesday at 8 o'clock p.m., Great Britain Saturday at 4 o'clock p.m., and the Oswego Sunday at 8 o'clock p.m.

The beautiful boat Brockville leaves Brockville every morning, (touching at Ogdensburgh and Prescott,) on her way to the head of the Long Sault Rapids, where she meets a daily line of stages and steam-boats for Montreal. [Ogdensburg Republican]

Trade of the Canal - the Erie Canal. [Albany Argus]

New York & Erie Canal - survey to start. [N.Y. Mercantile]

p.3 Since our last the Thomas McKay and Rideau have arrived from Bytown; the former on Friday in less than 2 1/2 days, and the latter on Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock, after the remarkably short passage of 34 hours having left Bytown on Friday at seven o'clock in the morning.

The New and Elegant



(Propelled by Two Low Pressure Engines)

W.W. Sherman, Master,

Has just been completed with superior accommodations, and will commence her trips on Lake Ontario, for the present season, on the 30th of April inst., and run as follows:

On her Passage up the Lake, she will leave

Ogdensburg, on Thursday, at 9 A.M.

Kingston, U.C. Friday 6 A.M.

Sacket's Harbor, do. 12 M.

Oswego do. 10 P.M.

Rochester Saturday 8 A.M.

Toronto (York) U.C. do. 9 P.M.

arriving at Youngstown and Lewiston early on Saturday morning.

On her Passage down the Lake, she will leave

Lewiston on Sunday, at 8 P.M.

Rochester Monday, 8 A.M.

Oswego do. 5 P.M.

Sacket's Harbor do. 11 P.M.

Kingston, U.C. Tuesday, 7 A.M.

and arrive at Ogdensburgh the same evening. The Boat will touch at French Creek, Alexandria, Brockville and Morristown, both going to and returning from Ogdensburgh.

Oswego, April 25th, 1834.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1834