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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 29, 1834

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p.2 List of contractors on St. Lawrence canal. [Cornwall Observer]

Steamer Minnissitunk - This elegant little Steam Boat, lately built at Goderich by the Canada Company, made her first trip from that place to Sandwich on Wednesday the 16th instant, and performed the passage - a distance of 150 miles - in 14 hours carrying on an average less than four inches of steam. This boat will ply regularly between the two ports before named twice a week; and will therefore afford a regular expeditious and cheap conveyance, to the capital of the Huron Territory. The engine of the Minnissitunk was made in this city by our enterprising neighbours, Sheldon, Dutcher, and Company. [The Courier]

p.3 Rideau Canal No. 3 - description of canal from Kingston Mills through drowned lands to Lower and Upper Brewers Mills, and on to Jones' or Long Falls. (2 full columns)

The Montreal Gazette has been apparently very industrious in providing the public with an account of the routine of the various Steam Boats, in which the scizzors have been much used. Our object in alluding to the subject is to correct two errors, one relative to the Carroll (now the America) and the other to the Black Hawk, the routes of which will be seen by reference to their advertisements, to be essentially different from those described in the Gazette.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 29, 1834