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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1835

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p.3 Tempest in a Urinal - The Committee of the "Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company" has received the following letter from the Committee of the "Cobourg Steamboat Company" at Toronto. Postage not paid.

"The new Committee of the Steamboat Cobourg desire me to inform you that as they have learned it is the intention of the Ottawa Forwarding Co. to deliver goods in Kingston at the same price as the Prescott companies do to Prescott, which they consider will be prejudicial to their interests, they therefore are determined to charge the same rates to and from Kingston as they will to and from Prescott. By order of the Committee.


City of Toronto, March 18, 1835.

The Great Britain touched at Kingston on its passage up yesterday morning, and the Oswego, on its passage down, stopped an hour last evening. Both these vessels are superbly fitted up.

From Kingston to Toronto & Niagara.

The Splandid and Fast Sailing

Steam Packet


Lieut. Harper, R.N. Commander.

Will, until the 20th of May, run as follows:

To leave Kingston, April 18, 23, 28,

May 2, 7, 12, 16,

To leave Niagara, April 20, 26, 30,

May 4, 10, 18.

Touching at Cobourg, Port Hope and Toronto.

After the 20th May she will leave Kingston every Wednesday and Saturday; Niagara every Monday; and Toronto every Monday and Thursday, touching at the intermediate ports.

This very superior and beautiful Steam Boat is propelled by an Engine of 90 horse power, she is the only low-pressure schooner-rigged steam vessel on the Lake; and as a sea boat, there are none to surpass, if to equal her.

The St. George has accommodations for upwards of 60 Cabin passengers, and her cabins are well known as elegant, spacious, and comfortable.

No Luggage or Parcels taken charge of, unless booked and paid for. All freight payable on delivery.

Kingston, 1st April

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1835