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

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Lake Ontario.



The New and Rapid Steam Boat


(Propelled by two powerful Low Pressure Engines,)

Capt. Abner Smith,

Will until the 15th of September next, ply between Ogdensburgh and Niagara, touching at the intermediate ports, as follows:


Leaves Ogdensburgh Wednesday evening,

Kingston, U.C. Thursday morning,

Sackett's Harbor do. noon,

Genesee River Friday morning,

Toronto, U.C. do. evening,

touching at Youngstown, and reaching Lewiston early Saturday morning.


Leaves Lewiston Sunday evening,

Genesee River Monday morning,

Oswego do. afternoon,

Sackett's Harbor Monday evening,

Kingston, U.C. Tuesday morning,

touching at French Creek, Morristown, Alexandria Bay and Brockville, and arriving at Ogdensburgh Tuesday afternoon.

Refer To

E.B. Allen, Ogdensburgh,

White & Hooker, Morristown,

J.W. Fuller, Alexandria,

Smith & Merrick, French Creek,

J. Counter, Kingston, U.C.,

Buckley & Clark, Sackett's Harbor,

Henry Fitzhugh, Oswego,

John T. Trowbridge, Rochester,

James Brown, Toronto,

Obed Smith, Youngstown,

Guy Reynolds, Lewiston.

June 1836.

p.2 Increased Quantity of Water in Lake Ontario - "...the water of the lake had risen so high as to make a breach across the carrying place on the Peninsular into the Bay..." [Toronto Albion]

More Improvements on the Ottawa - The keel of a new Steamer has been laid at Arnprior, to be built under the direction of that well-known builder, Capt. Wm. Grant, who may with equal justice be called the father of Steam navigation on the Ottawa as John Molson was on the St. Lawrence. This vessel is intended to ply on the lake of the Chats, above Fitzroy harbour, and will open a communication for thirty miles farther. She is to be 87 feet by 26 1/2 on deck, 16 ft 6 in. breadth of beam, 6 1/2 depth of hold, by 77 feet length of keel, and be ready for launching by 25th September next. [Bytown Gazette]

Desjardins Canal - Provincial dredging machine to be used. [Dundas Post]

Wonderful Escape - canal boat drifts across lake to Canadian side and back during storm, 8 men saved. [Cleveland Daily Gazette]

p.3 Rideau Canal - The repairs on the broken Bywash are at length completed, and the water was to have been let into the level yesterday. The Bytown left Kingston on Monday to be in readiness to pass on to Bytown by the first opportunity. The Montreal Gazette says, the greatest credit is due to Captain Balton for his exertions in repairing the damage so speedily! Seven weeks in doing what the Yankees would have done in less than so many days!....

Sale of Naval Stores - expected to end today; many purchasers result in higher prices than expected.



July 1 - The barge Thames (consignees listed.)

July 3 - The steamer Cataraqui, 322 bars iron, J. Watkins & Co., Kingston.

July 3 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, from Smith's Falls.

July 6 - The barge Ontario (consignees listed.)

July 7 - The steamer Bytown, from Merrickville.

July 7 - The barge Margaret (consignees listed.)

July 8 - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, Prescott.

July 10 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, Merrickville.

July 10 - The barge Experiment (consignees listed.)

July 11 - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, Prescott, with barges Atlantic and Toronto in tow (consignees listed.)


July 1 - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, for Prescott.

July 5 - The batteau "Sarah of Perth" with sundry goods for T. Brooks & Co., Perth.

July 5 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with sundry goods, Rideau Canal villages.

July 6 - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, for Prescott.

July 6 - The barge York for Montreal 380 bbls. flour, Jas. Crooks, Jun.

July 7 - The barge Ontario for Montreal, pork, butter, ashes (consignees listed.)

July 8 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with sundry goods for the Rideau Canal villages.

July 8 - The barge Margaret, for Montreal, (consignees listed.)

July 11 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with sundry goods for Rideau Canal villages.

July 11 - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, Prescott.

July 11 - The barge Experiment for Montreal (consignees listed.)


Steam Boat


Robert Patterson, Master,

Now established on the Route between Kingston and the City of Toronto, will perform two Trips a week, leaving the different Ports as follows:


Leaves Kingston every Monday and Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Leaves Bath Monday and Thursday Evenings at 6 o'clock.

Leaves Cobourg and Port Hope Tuesday and Friday Mornings, and, after touching at Windsor Harbor, arrives at 2 o'clock the same days, in time for the Boats' leaving for Niagara and Hamilton.


Leaves Toronto Tuesday Evenings at 10 o'clock, and Saturday Mornings at 11 o'clock, or immediately after the arrival of the Boats from Niagara and Hamilton, touching at Windsor Harbor, Port Hope and Cobourg, and arrives at Kingston on Wednesday Evenings and Sunday Mornings, in time to meet the Boats leaving Kingston for Brockville and Prescott.

Passengers for Montreal leaving Toronto by this boat on Saturdays, will arrive at Montreal on Monday Evenings.

The Commodore Barrie, on her way up, meets the steamer Brockville at Bath on Monday and Thursday Evenings, enabling passengers from the Bay of Quinte for Toronto to proceed on without delay.

Passengers for Toronto from any port of the Bay, taking the Brockville on Mondays or Thursdays, will arrive at Toronto early the following days.

AGENTS - H. Gildersleeve, J. Counter, Kingston; H. Lasher, B. Davy, Bath; H.E. Nicolls, Coburg; J. Brown, Port Hope; J. Welsh, Windsor Harbor; J. Brown, A. McDonell, Toronto.

Kingston, July 1st, 1836.

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