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

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p.2 The new Steam-Boat Northumberland, on the Rice Lake, is now making regular daily trips to and from Peterboro', Cambleton, Bewdley and Sully, in communication with the stages from Cobourg and Port Hope. Having ourselves made a trip in her during the week, we can with much satisfaction vouch for the perfect success of this boat so far as accommodation and speed go. Drawing only 18 inches water, she ascends the shoals and rapids with the greatest ease, and performs the entire distance at the rate of eight miles per hour. A more agreeable or cheaper excursion than to Peterborough and back, by this route, we know not of, and we strongly recommend all new comers especially, to profit by the opportunity; as they may rest assured few places or neighbourhoods in Upper Canada, will be found more worthy their attentions, than the beautiful Village of Peterborough. [Cobourg Star]




June 21 - The steamer Thomas McKay, Chambers, with barge Jane No. 1 in tow (list of consignees.)


June 23 - The steamer Thomas McKay, with barge Jane No. 1 in tow. (list of consignees)

The Rideau is hourly expected with two barges in tow, and about 250 passengers.

On Sunday afternoon, the Company's steamer Thomas McKay, Capt. Chambers, about half an hour after her arrival was discovered to be on fire. The alarm was quickly given, and the attendance of the townspeople with two engines, speedily extinguished the flames, after doing some trifling damage to the deck of the boat. The fire is supposed to have occurred from a spark out of the furnace finding its way to the rear of the boilers. Much praise is due to Capt. Gildersleeve for his prompt exertions in favor of the boat.

Notice - the St. Lawrence Inland Marine Insurance Co. has paid claim by Oliver Mowat on schooner Richard Cartwright which was wrecked last October.


As an impression may have gone abroad unfavourable to the St. Lawrence Inland Marine Insurance Company, in consequence of the delay which took place in the settlement of my claim against the said Company for the Insurance on the Schooner Richard Cartwright, wrecked in October last; and as Owners of Vessels and Merchandise may be thereby deterred from insuring with the Company, to their own serious loss, in consequence of accidents that may happen to their property - I feel it a duty which I owe to the Insurance Company, and to the public generally, to declare thus publicly, that the said St. Lawrence Inland Marine Insurance Company, by their Secretary, A. Jones, Esq., settled with me in the most honourable manner, and that they had sufficient cause, as appeared at the examination of witnesses before the arbitrators, to resist payment of my claim until its justice should be decided by a proper tribunal.

Kingston, 1st June, 1835 JOHN MOWAT


The New and Splendid Steam Boat


Capt. James Sinclair,

Propelled by two Low Pressure Engines,

Will leave the different Ports as follows:


Leaves Prescott every Wednesday after the arrival of the Montreal Stages, Brockville Wednesday evening, Kingston Thursday morning, 9 o'clock, Oswego Thursday evening, 6 o'clock, Cobourg Friday morning, Port Hope Friday morning, Toronto, Friday evening for Niagara.


Leaves Niagara every Saturday morning, at 10 o'clock, Port Hope Saturday evening, Cobourg Saturday evening, Oswego Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, Kingston Sunday evening at 6 o'clock, and arrives at Prescott in time for the Montreal Stages on Monday morning.

The Boat is of superior speed and commanded by one of the most experienced Navigators on the Lake.

Every attention will be paid to passengers and also to property regularly shipped.

Kingston, June 19th, 1835.

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