The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1834

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p.2 man who came from Oswego on str. United States drowns off wharf at Toronto while getting his luggage. [Toronto Courier]

The Dalhousie steamer is not finally consumed by fire, as stated by the Montreal Herald, nor is there any "derangement in her machinery" that we are aware of. All the fire that occurred during the accident was not worth mentioning. Arrangements are about being made to raise her, when we trust, she will effect her way up the rapids, and take her place on the Rideau line, as was originally intended by her proprietor. [Cornwall Observer]

p.3 Rideau Canal No. 1 - a history. (1 1/2 columns)

To the Editor of the British Whig.

Sir, - Having seen the placard that was lately so industriously stuck up in all the Canada Ports to the injury of the Steam Boat Wm. Avery, copied into the New York Commercial Advertiser and Spectator, we request you will take an early opportunity to contradict it and say, that we stand ready to testify, that there is not one word of truth in the circumstances as there related. On the return trip of the Steam Boat, we will furnish you with sundry affidavits, proving that the whole affair has been a speculation on the part of certain nameless opposition boats.

N. JOHNSON, Captain,

J.S. WARNER, Sailing Master,


D. STEBBING, Engineer.

Steamboat Wm. Avery, Kingston Harbor, July 13th, 1834.


Niagara and Montreal.


The proprietors of the Steamboat United States, finding that the boat is competent to perform the passage in from 30 to 36 hours, have determined to run her through the Lake, from the 20th of July up to the 14th of September, leaving Lewiston and Ogdensburgh alternately, every 5th day, during which time she will carry no freight, but run exclusively for passengers. On the 14th of September she will resume her weekly trips as heretofore advertised.

The Steamboat


(Propelled by Two Powerful Low Pressure Engines)

Capt. R.J. Van Dewater,

Leaves Lewiston at 7 P.M.,

July 22, 27; August 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31; September 5, 10.

Passengers go from Ogdensburgh to Montreal in from 16 to 18 hours.

Leaves Ogdensburgh for Niagara at 8 A.M.

July 20, 25, 30; August 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29; September 3, 8.

Touches at Toronto (late York,) on her upward trip in the evening of the second day; and stops both ways at Youngstown, Niagara, Rochester, Oswego, Sackets Harbor, Kingston, U.C., French Creek, Brockville, and Morristown.

She will be at Oswego, bound upward, on the morning of the second day, and downward in the afternoon of the second day. Passengers from the South will find Oswego, as well as Rochester, a convenient point of embarkation for Niagara Falls, or any ports on Lake Ontario or the St. Lawrence River.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1834