The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 30, 1835

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p.3 Opening of the Navigation - That commodious and excellent Steam-Boat the Canada, Capt. Richardson, Master and Proprietor, which, like a distinguished regiment in the Peninsular war, is always first into the field and last out of it, bore up to one of the City Wharves, at 2 o'clock P.M. today from Niagara, where she had been lying up during the winter, the British flag attached to her mast, proudly waving in the breeze. We understand the Canada will at once commence her regular trips. [Toronto Courier]

Opening of the Navigation - The navigation of Lake Ontario has commenced at the head of the Lake, the Canada having made her first trip from Niagara to Toronto on Tuesday 26th inst. The ice still locks up Kingston Harbor, but there is every probability of its leaving soon, having become highly dangerous, even for foot passengers. By an advertisement it will be seen that those two noble steamboats, Great Britain and United States, will run in conjunction during the ensuing season, commencing their trips on the 11th & 14th proximo.

On Lake Erie, the port of Cleveland is open, as is also Detroit on the St. Clair River. The harbor of Buffalo was not free from ice at the latest dates.


Arrangements for 1835.

The Steamboats


Will run as follows until the 1st of June:

The Great Britain,

Capt. J. Whitney,

Commencing on the 14th of April.

Going Up

Leaves Prescott, Tuesday evening,

Brockville, " "

Kingston, Wednesday noon,

Oswego, " evening,

Cobourg, Thursday morning,

Port Hope, " "

Toronto, Friday morning, and arrives at Niagara same morning.

Coming Down

Leaves Niagara, Saturday, 4 P.M.

Toronto, " evening,

Port Hope, Sunday morning,

Cobourg, " "

Oswego, Sunday evening,

Kingston, Monday morning,

Brockville, Monday noon, and arrives at Prescott, Monday afternoon.

The United States,

Capt. J. Van Cleve.

Commencing on the 11th of April,

Going Up

Leaves Ogdensburg, 8 Saturday evening.

Kingston, Sunday 7 A.M.

Sacket's Harbor, Sunday, 1 P.M.

Oswego, Sunday, 10 P.M.

Rochester, Monday, 8 A.M.

Toronto, " 9 in the evening, and arrives at Lewiston on Tuesday morning early.

Coming Down

Leaves Lewiston, Tuesday 7 P.M.

Rochester Wednesday, 8 A.M.

Oswego, Wednesday, 6 afternoon.

Sacket's Harbor, Wednesday 12 at night,

Kingston, Thursday, 7 in the morning, and arrives at Ogdensburgh in the afternoon.

From 1st June to 1st September, the two Boats will, in connection, perform three trips in each week, starting from Niagara and from Ogdensburgh and Prescott, every other day, (excluding Sundays,) as follows:

Great Britain, Going Up

Leaves Prescott, Tuesday evening,

Brockville, " "

Kingston, Wednesday, 12 noon,

Oswego, " 6 evening,

Toronto, Thursday, at noon, and arrives at Niagara Thursday, P.M.

Coming Down

Leaves Niagara, Thursday, 10 in the evening, and arrives at Oswego, Friday afternoon.

Going Up

Leaves Oswego, Friday, 6 in the evening,

Toronto, Saturday at noon, and arrives at Niagara in the afternoon.

Coming Down

Leaves Niagara, Sunday, 4 P.M.

Oswego, Monday, 7 in the morning,

Kingston, Monday, 2 P.M.

Brockville, " evening, and arrives at Prescott the same evening.

United States, Coming Down

Leaves Lewiston, Tuesday evening,

Rochester, Wednesday morning,

Oswego, " evening,

Sacket's Harbor, " 12 at night,

Kingston, Thursday morning, and arrives at Ogdensburgh, Thursday, P.M.

Going Up

Leaves Ogdensburgh, Thursday evening,

Kingston, Friday morning,

Sacket's Harbor, Friday noon, and arrives at Oswego same afternoon.

Coming Down

Leaves Oswego, Friday, at 6 P.M.

Sacket's Harbor, Friday, 11 P.M.

Kingston, Saturday, 7 A.M., and arrives at Ogdensburgh, Saturday afternoon.

Going Up

Leaves Ogdensburgh, 8 Saturday evening,

Kingston, Sunday morning,

Sacket's Harbor, Sunday noon,

Oswego, Sunday evening,

Rochester, Monday morning,

Toronto, Monday evening, and arrives at Lewiston early Tuesday morning.

And after the first of September, the respective Boats will resume their trips as first above stated.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 30, 1835