The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1836

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p.2 The improvements upon our Harbor are now rapidly progressing. The cribs which were sunk last season, at the end of the eastern pier, are being floored and before the present season is far advanced, will be completed. These cribs give an additional length of about 300 feet to the pier, which, when finished, will project 1000 feet into the lake, to nearly 4 fathoms' water.

The Western pier remains yet in an unfinished state, but we hope that means will be obtained to complete it shortly. It is intended that the western pier shall take angular direction, from near the centre crib towards the south-east, and extend far enough to cover the Eastern, from the heavy swells which prevail with the westerly winds. The distance between the two pier heads, will be nearly 200 feet, which will afford an easy entrance into a secure basin, for a Steam Boat or other vessel, during stress of weather. [Coburg Star]




May 29th - The steamer Rideau with barge Kingston in tow. 29 passengers (consignees listed.)

31st - The steamer Margaret, Drummond, 31 passengers.


May 28th - The barge Perth, via the St. Lawrence (consignees listed.)

31st - The barge Kingston, via the St. Lawrence (consignees listed.)

June 1st - The steamer Margaret, Drummond, for Bytown, with sundry way freight.


Beg leave to notify their friends and the public, that their LINE OF COMMUNICATION

through to Kingston, and vice versa, (via the Ottawa River, Grenville and Rideau Canals), is now open.

The Stages will leave Montreal on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, at Five o'clock.

The Steamer Ottawa will start from Lachine, immediately upon the arrival of the Stages. Between Carillon and Grenville the Company have provided comfortable CANAL PACKET BOATS for the accommodation of passengers, in lieu of Stages as formerly. The Steamer Shannon will start from Genville the following morning at Six o'clock, until further notice, and arrive at Bytown the same afternoon, where the Company have established a

Regular line of steamboats on the Rideau Canal, through to Kingston.

On her down trip the Shannon will leave Bytown at Ten o'clock in the morning.


N.B. The Steamboats on the Rideau Canal, for the better accommodation of passengers, return from Kingston to Bytown without any barges in tow.

Montreal, May 17th, 1836.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1836