p.1 We understand that an arrangement has been made by the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company, which will be very useful to the merchants who patronize that concern. As soon as the barges are loaded at Kingston, notice of the contents of each cargo will be sent by post to the Agent here, who will immediately notify the Consignees what goods are on the way for them. [Montreal Courier]
The small steam-boat, nearly finished, intended to ply between this and Long Island, is to be supplied with one of Mr. Avery's patent Rotary Engines.
Commercial - The schooner Stephen Girard, the vessel which won the premium of $100 offered by the Welland Canal Company to the first with a cargo that passed this season from Lake Erie to Ontario, arrived on the 5th at Oswego, in seven days from Cleveland. She brought a full cargo of wheat, which was without delay turned into flour at the mills of Messrs. Cole & Wright, and would be immediately sent on to New York. [Montreal Gazette]
May 20 - The Thomas McKay, with barges Emigrant, Kingston and Bytown packet in tow; the Thomas McKay had on board a portion of the 24th Regiment, with a considerable number of the officers. The barges were partly laden with the baggage of the regiment, and partly with merchandize.
May 22 - The Thomas McKay, with the above named barges in tow; the steamer laden with flour, pork & salt for Bytown, and the barges with flour and staves for Montreal. A part of the flour is consigned to Molson & Davis, Montreal, the rest to Forsyth, Walker & Co. Quebec. The staves are for Fisher, Hunter & Co. and Forsyth, Richardson & Co., Montreal.
The Bytown is hourly expected with three barges in tow.