The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1835

Full Text

p.1 Steam-Boat Battle - A disgraceful riot and fight between the crews of the Great Britain and St. George took place on the wharves of the Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company.

It is with much pleasure we hear that another Forwarding Company is to be established on the Rideau Canal. - Among the boats named as likely to be engaged are the St. Andrews, Dalhousie, Iroquois and Enterprize. The establishment of this new Company must add much to the prosperity of Kingston, who in spite of the premature and impolitic desertion of her children, will still hold up her head among the proudest. It has been said, that were Kingston to obtain an entirely new set of inhabitants, it would not be the worse for her; enterprize and energy appear banished from the breasts of her native sons, and her salvation is reserved for strangers.



July 1st - The steamer Rideau, Robins, with barges Clara Fisher and Mayflower in tow, with goods and 300 passengers (consignees listed.)

July 1st - The Enterprize, Richards.

July 3rd - The steamer Bytown, Robins, with passengers & merchandize.


July 2nd - The steamer Rideau, Bowen, with barge Elegant in tow. (consignees listed.)

July 3rd - The steamer Enterprize, Richards.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
July 3, 1835
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1835