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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1836

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To the Editor of the British Whig.

Sir, - Perhaps I may be enabled to discover through the medium of your valuable Journal, what can be the reason why the William 4th Steamer started from Kingston this morning full half an hour before the time that the Captain informed passengers that she would go, (being a quarter before nine a.m.) there by disappointing gentlemen who intended to go in her (not likely to occur a second time,) and as I am informed, taking with her the baggage of others - thereby becoming a nuisance instead of an accommodation to the public, - and incurring a loss to the owners.

I am Sir,

Your most obedient servant,


Kingston, May 22nd, 1836.



May 18th - The steamer Margaret, Drummond, with barges Frances and Noah in tow. 13 passengers (consignees listed.)

May 21st - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barges Emigrant and Mary in tow, having left barge Kingston at Bytown, and barge Iroqouis at Smith's Falls (consignees listed.)

May 22nd - The steamer Rideau, McGreer, with barge Dolphin in tow, 12 passengers (consignees listed.)

May 25th - The steamer Margaret, Drummond, with barge Jane in tow. 32 passengers (consignees listed.)

May 27th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barge Perth in tow. 29 passengers (consignees listed.)


May 18 - The steamer Rideau, McGreer (consignees listed.)

Barge Trader via St. Lawrence (consignees listed.)

May 19 - Barge Noah via St. Lawrence (consignees listed.)

May 20 - Barge Frances via St. Lawrence (consignees listed.)

May 21 - Steamer Bytown, Bowen (consignees listed.)

The barge Emigrant via St. Lawrence (consignees listed.)

May 23 - The steamer Rideau, McGreer (consignees listed.)

The barge Mary via St. Lawrence (consignees listed.)

May 24 - The barge Noah for Hallowell to take in flour for C. Bockus & Co.

May 26 - The steamer Margaret, Drummond.

The barge Jane for Gananoque to take in 650 blls. for Montreal, via St. Lawrence.


Repeated representations have been made to the Committee of the Kingston by men in business, that it would greatly accommodate the Public, and allay the apprehensions which many entertain by the rapid movements of both the Kingston and Brockville, consequent on the opposition, if the days of one of these Boats were altered, and expressing a wish that the Kingston would take other days. Although convinced that they had the right of keeping the days of last year, and the injustice of another Boat's taking the same days when there were other days of the week unoccupied, - the Committee of the Kingston beg to intimate to the Public, that in order to afford them greater facilities and convenience, they have decided on altering the days of sailing under the confident expectation that it will be truly appreciated.

They Therefore Give Notice That For The Future the



Capt. Bonter, Master,


Will leave the Carrying Place on Tuesday and Friday mornings, at 3 o'clock, touching at the River Trent, Ameliasburg, Belleville, Sophiasburg, Culberton's, Scanlan's Wharf, Hallowell, Adolphustown, Fredericksburg and Bath to Kingston.

Will leave Kingston same day at 6 P.M. touching at Fairman's - Gananoque - Brockville, and arrive at Prescott in time for the Steam Boat for Montreal.


Will leave Prescott every Wednesday and Saturday P.M. immediately after the arrival of the Steamboat from below; touch at Brockville - French Creek - and arrive at Kingston early next morning.

Will leave Kingston every Monday and Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, touching at the intermediate places, and arrive at the Carrying Place same evenings, in time to meet the stages for Coburg, Port Hope and Toronto.

All Packages and Luggage at the risk of the owner unless given in charge of the Purser and booked.

Every attention will be paid to the comfort of passengers, and the Boat is well adapted to take Freight, Horses, etc.

May 27th, 1836.




Capt. N. Johnson,

Propelled by a Low Pressure Engine of 50 Horse Power,

The Only Steam Boat Which Plies Regularly Between Kingston & Oswego.

Will leave Kingston for Oswego on Tuesday, May 24th, at 9 o'clock, A.M., and continue her regular Trips every other day, until further notice.

The Canada, which has run for many years between Toronto and Niagara, is Schooner Rigged, and is well known to be second to none as a safe Sea Boat. She is well calculated to convey both Freight and Passengers, with safety and expedition.

For Freight or Passage, apply to Messrs. Trowbridge & Grant, Oswego, Messrs. Truax & Phillips, Kingston, or to the Captain on board.

Kingston, May 23rd, 1836.

POSTPONEMENT - The Meeting of Stockholders for the Election of Directors of the Welland Canal Company, is postponed to Wednesday, the 15th day of June next, at the hour of Twelve o'clock noon.

By order,


Sec. W.C. Co.

Welland Canal Office,

St. Catharines, 13th May, 1836.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1836