p.3 Cut Across Peninsula Discussed - Capt. Bonnycastle named Engineer to look into feasibility. [Toronto Courier]
The Ottawa Steamboat Company having increased their Capital Stock by the purchase of three Steamboats on the Rideau Canal, in order to complete and extend their line to Kingston, will hereafter transact their business under the name of The Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company.
The undersigned, the Committee chosen to manage the affairs of said Company, are determined to use their best endeavours to secure the confidence of the public by having a sufficient number of Steamboats and other craft on the Ottawa and Rideau waters, suitable Stores, and steady, capable and attentive Agents, Clerks, and Conductors to perform the forwarding business with fidelity, safety and despatch.
Although the Committee would not wish to underrate the advantages of any other route, they confidently solicit the encouragement of the public in general, as their charges will be moderate, and they trust that losses and vexatious disappointments caused by delay and damage may be avoided, both upward and downward, by having their persons and property conveyed on this route.
For Emigrants, this line of communication is particularly adapted, as they may embark all their luggage along with themselves, on board a covered boat, and continue in the same the whole length of the line to Kingston, being towed the entire distance.
The Committee consider insurance unnecessary from the superior safety of this route, but as accidents cannot always be avoided, any persons confiding property to their care are particularly requested to order insurance, if they wish it to be done.
On the opening of the navigation, the Company will be ready to do an extensive business - with the following boats.
The Shannon, receiving two new engines of 40 horse power each.
A New Boat building to receive the Shannon's engine, 56 horse power.
The Ottawa with a 50 horse power engine, and the St. Andrews, - together with Five Steamers on the Rideau Canal, and a competent number of covered Barges.
John Molson, Jr.
John Frothingham, Chairman.
Emery Cushing, Agent.
All persons indebted to the Ottawa Company are called upon to settle their accounts with as little delay as possible.
Feb. 21st, 1835.