The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1835

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p.2 River Tay clear of ice, rafts have started for Quebec. [Perth Courier]

Navigation above Lachine seems to be open; steamboats running between Lachine and the Cascades. [Montreal Herald]

p.3 Opening of the Rideau Navigation - This evening about 6 o'clock, the Steam-boat Margaret left the wharf of the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company on her first trip to Bytown. - This commodious vessel has been entirely renovated by her new owners, and has had her engine taken to pieces and repaired during the recess from business, she is under the command of her former master, Capt. Moorhouse, of whom it may be said, that a more attentive and obliging gentleman is not to be found in the whole range of steam-boat captains. It is not expected that the Margaret will make a quick passage to Bytown, although in excellent order, for some obstructions are anticipated between Kingston and the Rideau Lake. The Rideau will follow in a day or two. Both these vessels have been repaired in one of the Locks at Kingston Mills, (by permission of the Superintendent,) which has most excellently answered the purpose of a graving dock.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1835