The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 14, 1836

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p.1 Our enterprising townsman, Nathaniel Hughson, Esq. has purchased the steamboat Oakville, which he intends running from this Town to Toronto, daily, this season, returning the same day. She is now called the Hamilton, and will be commanded by Capt. Mills. [Hamilton Express]

p.2 Royal Proclamation levying Tolls on the Military Canals on the Ottawa River from 1st June 1836 to May 31st, 1837. - (1 1/2 columns giving tolls.)

p.3 River Trent & Lake Simcoe - Mr. Baird's proposed plans (over a full column.)

The Steamboat Cobourg - The stockholders of this steamboat appear at last to be convinced, that honesty ought to be a necessary ingredient in the character of the commander of a packet boat. They have dismissed Capt. Paynter, of Emigrant Office notoriety, and appointed Mr. William Colcleugh in his stead. This Gentleman was the former purser of the Coburg, and is exceedingly well liked. By the way, speaking of this steamboat reminds us to tell the proprietors to correct the orthography of their vessel. Because the inhabitants of so large a village as Coburg should not know how to spell the name of their place of residence, that is no reason the Toronto folks should be equally as ignorant.


The Steam Boat


Capt. W.S. Malcolm,

Will ply on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, between Ogdensburgh and Niagara, as follows, commencing April 29th, 1836.


Leaves Ogdensburgh on Friday evening.

Kingston, U.C., Saturday morning,

Sackett's Harbor, Saturday noon,

Oswego, Saturday evening,

Rochester, Sunday morning,

Toronto, U.C., for Niagara and Lewiston, Monday morning, where she arrives early, giving passengers all the day to visit the Falls of Niagara, and return by the boat.


Leaves Lewiston on Monday evening.

Rochester, Tuesday morning.

Oswego, Tuesday afternoon.

Sackett's Harbor, Tuesday night.

Kingston, U.C., Wednesday morning,

and arrives at Ogdensburgh the same evening, touching at French Creek, Morristown, Alexandria and Brockville.

Parties intending visiting the Falls of Niagara, Buffalo, or the different ports on Lake Ontario, will find the route via Oswego or Rochester to be the cheapest and most expeditious.

Passengers leaving Niagara in this boat on Monday evening, will arrive at Montreal on Thursday evening, passing the most interesting part of the St. Lawrence River by day light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 14, 1836