The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1835

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May 12 - The Bytown, Capt. Robins, with barges May Flower, Jane, and Iroquois in tow, with merchandize. The Mayflower is of the enormous size of 106 tons, and is capable of carrying 900 brls. of flour.

May 14 - The Margaret, Capt. Moorhouse, with barge Mary in tow. Merchandize and about 30 passengers.

May 14 - The Rideau, Capt. , in 34 hours from Bytown. The vessel, which is the swiftest on the Canal, made the passage to Bytown in 35 hours.


May 12 - The Thomas McKay, Capt. Chambers, with barges Hope and Clara Fisher in tow. Flour, staves etc,

May 14 - The Bytown, with barges Mayflower and Jane in tow. Flour, staves, ashes, etc.

The Rideau will leave tomorrow morning.

The Rideau navigation is now in full operation, and business both up and down is steady and brisk. The Company's warehouses and wharves at Kingston have been increased by the erection and hire of several others adjoining their present premises. A large wharf and shed have been erected by Mr. Kirkpatrick, on Mr. Hagerman's lot, (hired by the Company) and Mr. John Counter has just completed an extensive wharf in his usual magnificent style; to which he has in immediate contemplation the intention of adding an immense storehouse for the use of the Company.

The Bytown, which made her first appearance on Tuesday, is a very superior vessel compared to the other boats on the Rideau. She is of the extreme size permitted by the locks, and her draught of water is not much over three feet. Her engine is of 20 horse power, and she sails fast. Her cabins are capacious and are handsomely furnished, particularly the Lady's. Her commander, Capt. Robins, is new to Kingston, but is well spoken of as civil and obliging.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1835