The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1834

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p.2 Emigration - Since we last noticed this subject (1st July,) upwards of 1400 emigrants have come up or across the Lake, viz.: by the Constitution from Rochester - three trips - 156; by the United States - 2 trips - 105; by the United Kingdom 50; by the Great Britain - 2 trips - 360; by the Cobourg 320; by the St. George 245; and by the William IV 139; making upwards of 1,000 who have come up this season.

By the return of Mr. Patton, Emigrant Agent at Prescott, it would appear that up to the 30th of June, only 5976 had passed through Prescott. As nearly double that number have arrived in this section of the province, it follows that the other 5000 must have come by the Rideau Canal, and by way of the United States.

The whole number arrived at Quebec up to the 28th June, was 17,637; and the whole number of British Emigrants at New York up to the same date, was 14,449; being 32,083 in the whole. [Toronto Courier]


For the British Whig.

Mr. Editor, - After staying three days in Kingston, we took passage in the steam-boat Wm. Avery for Niagara, on Sunday morning last, the 13th July. During our stay in Kingston, we heard every thing said to the disadvantage of the boat and her captain, and were agreeably disappointed to find, that the reports proved in our case to be void of foundation. We found the steam-boat highly commodious, and Capt. N. Johnson, a gentleman and a skilful navigator; his kind treatment of our wifes and children, some of whom were sick, will ever be remembered.

We therefore cheerfully recommend this vessel to all emigrants, as the treatment we received was far superior to any experienced since we left Quebec.



Steamboat Wm. Avery, July 15th, 1834.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1834