The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1834

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p.2 Rideau Canal No. 7 - Montreal to Bytown - mentions Grenville, Carillon, St. Annes, Chute a Blondeau, Lachine, the geological features, tolls. (3 columns)

From the letter of an intelligent and valued correspondent in the Gore District, we derive the following notice of an occurrence not hitherto alluded to in the papers of the upper Province. A high pressure steamboat of thirty horse power has lately been constructed at Dunnville, for the navigation of the Grand River. She is named the Sir Walter Scott. The paddle-wheel is in the centre, by which arrangement the wear of the excavated banks of the Canal, by the waves created by the strokes of the paddle-wheel, will be obviated. She draws only two feet of water. A few days ago she set out on her trial voyage, and proceeded about six miles up the river. On her return, when within a few yards of the wharf at Dunnville, the boilers exploded, forcing out the bulkheads and timber work of the cabin. Providentially, no lives were lost or injuries inflicted, the only sufferer being a dog, which was scalded to death. The proprietors are engaged in repairing the injury, and in a short time the vessel will be again ready for service.

[Montreal Gazette]

p.3 Fire - at home of Mr. McCutcheon, Agent for Ottawa Forwarding Co.

A melancholy accident happened last night on board a Durham Boat, near St. John's Island, nine miles below Kingston. In gibing, to get clear of some steam boat, the boom of the boat struck Mr. Robt. Palmer, of this town, (master) and one of the hands named Patrick Crangle, and knocked them into the lake where they were both unfortunately drowned. The Steam Boat Commodore Barrie picked up one of the bodies this morning, but the other, that of R. Palmer, has not yet been found.

inquest on body man from steamer Margaret found drowned at Ottawa Company's wharf.



For Sale.

PUBLIC notice is hereby given, that the Steam Boat RAPID, with her furniture, etc., as she now lies, will be sold at Public Auction at Prescott, on Tuesday the 18th of November next, at 11 o'clock A.M. The Boat was built during the past season, upon the Burden principle, and was intended to navigate the Rapids of the St. Lawrence, but was found to draw too much water. The Engines are 60 Horse Power, with extra boilers, and are allowed by judges to be very superior in every respect.

The Boat and Engines will be sold together or separate, and as the sale must take place without any reserve, persons desirous of purchasing will doubtless find it an object to attend the sale.

She is admirably calculated for the trade between Montreal and Quebec, and could be taken down without any difficulty.

One third of the purchase money will be required at the time of sale, and approved endorsed notes will be received for the remainder, payable in three, six, and nine months, with interest.

By order of the Committee,

H. NORTON, Secretary.

Prescott, 15th October, 1834.

Steam Packet


Lieut. Harper, R.N. Commander,

Will leave Kingston for Toronto and Niagara every Wednesday during the remainder of the Season.

Kingston, 25th October, 1834.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1834