The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1834


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p.2 Steamboat Lady Colborne running from Aylmer (Hull) to Chatts, with description of Chaudiere Lake. [Bathurst Courier]

Canal from Brantford to the Thames - application will be made at the next parliament; long description of proposed improvements. [Brantford Sentinel]

The steamboats Great Britain and United States are well known as being splendid vessels of the first class. It has long been a disputed point as to which was the swifter, and each Captain was anxious to try their relative speed. On Friday morning 5th instant, a most favorable opportunity presented itself, there being very little wind, and the lake quite calm. The United States touched at Toronto to land passengers, where the Great Britain was already lying, she having stopped on her way to Niagara. Captain Vandewater, of the United States, on his arrival at 4 A.M., sent off, as a challenge, a beautiful rocket; at 8 o'clock, both boats started for Niagara, and kept side by side, till they had nearly reached the lighthouse, about a mile out of port, where they got into deep water; the Great Britain then shot ahead of the United States, and continued to leave her the whole way, a distance of 36 miles. Both Captains exerted their utmost ability. The Great Britain ran from port to port in 2 h 55 min., and the United States in 3 hours. The former beating the latter one mile on the passage. [Montreal Herald]

We have abstracted from the Sacket's Harbor Courier, some remarks on the late gross outrage committed upon the person of the pilot of the United States, Steam Packet. We are aware that suspicion is pointed against a highly respectable gentleman of Kingston, as being the instigator of this outrage; but we have been assured by competent authority, that the individual alluded to is totally blameless, and regrets as much as any body the transaction. Our American neighbors may rest assured that no respectable inhabitants of Kingston participates in the ill feeling shown by a few blackguards to the United States' flag.

"This is not the first our flag has been insulted and our citizens maltreated by Canadian mobs; and we allude to the subject with sentiments of regret, that the good feeling which ever ought to be cherished between the citizens of the two countries, should be thus so often and so unceremoniously outraged by those who certainly have as great an interest in its preservation as we have....."

OSWEGO AND KINGSTON.

The Fast Sailing Packet Boat

RATTLESNAKE,

James Carpenter, Master,

Will run constantly, until the close of the navigation, between Oswego and Kingston, making as many trips per week, as wind and weather will permit.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Master on Board.

Kingston, Sept. 19th, 1834.

Welland Canal Company - Board of Directors of Company want to make public the fact that the ad about tax on land to support company was meant to harm their interests.


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Date of Original:
Sept. 19, 1834
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KN.4750
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1834