The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1835

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p.2 Rideau and Huron Canal - a letter to editor of Patriot.

Belleville Lighthouse - a light was suspended from steeple of Billa Flint's warehouse just built on the end of his wharf. [Belleville Intelligencer, May 30th]

Agreeably to notice, the sale by public auction, of the Steam-Boat Rapid, took place yesterday. We understand she was purchased for £600 by Messrs. Jones & Norton, who by their praiseworthy desire to benefit the public, had with some others, become privately responsible for a large sum of money. [Vanguard]

scarcity of labor on canal; many didn't like the low wages and left for upper country in spring. [Cornwall Observer]

rumor that a man died from being beaten by contractor at canal. [ibid]

disturbances among laborers along canal - 24th Regiment sent. [Montreal Courier]

By the Cobourg Star we learn that a new steamboat has been built on the Burden principle, to run from Sully, on Rice Lake, to Peterboro. She is called the Northumberland, draws only 18" of water, and ascends the rapids near Peterborough with ease. [Montreal Courier]

The Quebec Mercury says that Mr. James George has completed his craft in which he intends to make trips to different ports on the Upper Lakes, the first through the Rideau Canal to Kingston, Toronto, etc., returning to Montreal over the rapids; then to Cleveland, Ohio, etc. [Morning Courier]

p.3 We were led into an error the other day, when in noticing the intended alteration of the trips of the Great Britain and United States, we said their visits to Kingston would be somewhat irregular during part of the week. The boats in conjunction make three three trips round the lake every week - two trips at the usual time, and the third by meeting at Oswego, and exchanging passengers. We dare say our readers understand this matter better than we do ourselves.



June 5th - The steamer Enterprize, Capt. Richards.

June 8th - Tne Steamer Rideau, Capt. Bowen, with barge Carillon in tow, 50 passengers. (with list of consignees.) The Rideau brought the barge Kingston Packet as far as the 1st Rapids for a cargo of staves; also the barge Wm. King to the Rideau Lake, with merchandize for Perth.


June 5th - The Steamer Thomas McKay, with barges Jane & Iroquois in tow. Wheat and Potash for Bytown; Flour and Potash for Montreal and Quebec.

June 7th - The steamer Margaret, Capt. Moorhouse, with barge Emigrant in tow. Staves and Potash for Montreal.

June 9th - The steamer Rideau, Capt. Bowen, with barge Carillon in tow; pork for Ottawa and flour for Montreal.

The barge Mayflower is expected from Hallowell tonight with 5,000 bushels of wheat for T. McKay, Bytown. The St. George discharged a heavy lading of flour for Montreal, per canal, last evening.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1835