The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July  4, 1834

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p.2 Work to start on St. Lawrence Canal, emigrants will have choice of route. [Settler]

We notice by the Toronto papers, that the Credit Harbor Co. will receive tenders until the 14th July, from persons willing to contract for the cutting of a canal through the Bay, and erecting 2 wharves or piers, extending into Lake Ontario. Plans and specifications of the harbor, together with maps and profiles of the piers, can be inspected at the house of Mr. John Jones, Indian Village, Credit, and at the office of Mr. Castles, Civil Engineer, Toronto.

The stock of the Grand River Canal Company being all subscribed, three instalments of five per cent each has been ordered to be paid in by the 1st July, August, and September respectively. Contracts for the various dams, waste weirs, and locks, as well as for the excavation, have been given out, and a large number of mechanics and laborers are wanted immediately to prosecute the work with all possible despatch. This important public improvement will be of immense advantage to the inhabitants of the London and surrounding Districts.

The Oswego - We regret to say that the Steam Boat Oswego will not resume her trips as soon as had been anticipated. It is understood that the cause of delay does not originate from any damage which she sustained in consequence of being driven on the shore, but in order to enable the proprietors to make improvements which will take some weeks to accomplish.

[St. Lawrence Republican]

Several individuals connected with the Dock Yard have left owing money.

In consequence of the Brockville having broken her shaft, the Inland Assurance & Forwarding Company have chartered the Kingston to supply her place, until the shaft, (which is to be of wrought iron) is re-shipped. In the meanwhile the Toronto is to be taken off the Rideau line and placed upon the Bay of Quinte route until the Kingston's return.

The inhabitants of the Bay must not attribute this alteration to any other motive than that of public accommodation. The accident to the Brockville left the public no means to come up the Rapids from the Long Sault to Prescott, by reason of the Company having parted with their line of stages.

The proprietors of the Steam Boat KINGSTON, grateful for the very liberal patronage which they have received from the public, beg leave to give notice that in consequence of the unfortunate circumstance of the Steam Boat Brockville breaking her Engine, they have allowed the Kingston to take the place of the Brockville on the rapids, until she is repaired, as no other boat could perform those trips, and without which the public would suffer much inconvenience by the interruption of the navigation.

The proprietors of the Kingston beg leave to state to the public, that they have procured their well tried friend and faithful servant the Steam Boat


to supply the place of the Kingston on the Bay and river until the Kingston resumes her trips again on the Bay.

The Toronto will leave Prescott on Monday and Thursday afternoons, touch at Brockville and Gananoque to Kingston. Will leave Kingston for the Bay on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Will leave the Carrying Place for Kingston on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Will leave Kingston for Prescott on Wednesday evenings and on Monday mornings at 5 o'clock.

Every exertion shall be made on the Toronto to ensure the comfort of the passengers.

Kingston, July 4th, 1834.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July  4, 1834