The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 23, 1835

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p.2 Provincial Parliament - House of Assembly - Desjardins Canal Bill read for the 3d time and passed.

p.3 Acts Passed By House of Assembly - #75 - an act to increase the salary of the keeper at the False Duck Islands.

#76 - an Act to provide for the erection of a lighthouse on Mardey's Point, Lake Erie.

#78 - an Act to remunerate Frances Hall, Esq. Civil Engineer, for Services at the Burlington Bay Canal.

Correction - Steam-Boat St. George - In the account we gave of this steamboat, we made two mistakes; the first was relative to the time of her build which was in 1833, not 1832; and the second was in saying, that she was built by the stockholders of the John By, whereas in point of fact, she was built by money furnished by the present owner, on account of these stockholders.

The Rideau Canal is now open and is perfectly free from ice or obstruction, excepting from one lock at the Narrows (or Isthmus) which is slightly out of repair. None of the boats have as yet commenced running, but several rafts of timber are on their way to Quebec.



The Elegant Steam Boat


Captain J.T. Homans.

Will ply on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, as follows:

Leaves Ogdensburgh, on Friday evening,

Kingston, U.C., Saturday morning,

Sackett's Harbour, Saturday noon,

Oswego, Saturday evening,

Rochester, Sunday morning,

Toronto, U.C., early Monday morning,

Reaching Lewiston in time to enable passengers to visit the Falls and return by Boat same day.

Leaves Lewiston, on Monday evening,

Rochester, Tuesday morning,

Oswego, Tuesday afternoon,

Sackett's Harbor, Tuesday evening,

Kingston, U.C., Wednesday morning,

And arrives at Ogdensburgh same evening, touching at French Creek, Morristown, Alexandria and Brockville.

Travellers intending to visit the Falls of Niagara, Buffalo, or the different places on Lake Ontario, will find the most pleasant, cheap and expeditious route, by taking the Steamboats at Oswego and Rochester.

Passengers leaving Lewiston in this Boat on Monday evening, will arrive at Montreal on Thursday evening, passing the most interesting part of the St. Lawrence River by daylight.

N.B. The Oswego commenced her trips on the 5th of April.

April 1835.


The Subscriber begs leave to inform the public that he has rented the well known Storehouses and Wharf formerly occupied by Mr. John Maguire at the foot of Store Street. As to location they have not their equals in town. Those who wish to store property or dispose of it by consignment, may rely on the utmost endeavors of the subscriber to give satisfaction for all orders he may be favored with in the above line of business.

N.B. - For the accommodation of travellers, there will be a room fitted up for the reception of baggage.


Kingston, April 23rd, 1835.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 23, 1835