The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1836

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p.3 Winter is leaving, ice in Bay almost 3 feet thick, ..."It has been confidently stated to us, that the ice extends farther into the lake this year, than it has done for many years back. The Main Ducks which are twenty miles distant from Kingston. it is said can be travelled to via the ice."

Two new wharfs have been completed near Kingston since our last notice. Mr. Garratt, the Distiller, has lately erected a very extensive and substantial wharf, in front of his Distillery, westward of Stuarts Point. Mr. Hitchcock, of Long Island, has nearly finished a capacious and commodious wharf in front of his Ferry House, for the reception of the new steamboat built by him last Fall. These two Wharfs together with those formerly described by us, make five in number, that have been completed during the present winter, in or near Kingston. It may not be here improper to notice, that at Kingston Mills, the Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company have recently put up a large wood wharf.

The steam boat Great Britain will commence her usual trips at the end of the coming month, should the lake be open.

Two errors crept into our late "scrap" respecting the steamboat Kingston. That vessel will leave this place for the Bay every Wednesday and Saturday, not Tuesday and Friday; and the Captain's name is Jacob, not Philip Bonter.


At a meeting of the Stockholders of the Steam Boat Kingston, held at the Commercial Hotel, the 23rd inst. the following gentlemen were elected a Committee of Management:

D. Prentiss, Treasurer, Kingston.

J.S. Cartwright, "

F.A. Harper, "

C. Heath, "

Truax & Phillips, "

J.G. Parker, Hamilton,

Hooker & Henderson, Prescott.

N. Ballard, Hollowell.

B.F. Davy, Bath.

J.R. Shaw, Belleville.

A. McFaul, Wellington.

A. Marsh, Consecon.

J. & C. McDonald & Co., Gananoque.

Resolved - That Capt. JACOB BONTER be Master.

Resolved - That Mr. JAMES WATT to be Purser.

Resolved - That the Boat continue the same trips, and run on the same days as last season.

J.S. CARTWRIGHT, Chairman.

D. PRENTISS, Secretary.

Kingston, March 24th, 1836.

Steam Boat


Capt. Francis Baker,

Wm. Shaw, Sailing Master

Will, on the opening of the Navigation, commence her regular trips as usual.

Will leave Kingston for the Bay on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Will leave the head of the Bay for Kingston and Prescott on Wednesday and Saturday Mornings.

Will leave Prescott for Kingston and the Bay on Monday and Thursday Evenings, immediately after the arrival of the Boats from below.

Kingston, 24th March, 1836.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1836