The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1836

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p.2 The undersigned, passengers on board the steamer Commodore Barrie, beg to offer to Capt. Patterson their thanks for his unremitted kindness and attention to themselves and the ladies accompanying them, and take the opportunity thus afforded them, to express the satisfaction they feel in having had the pleasures of their voyage so much heightened by the order and arrangement of every thing on board his excellent boat, and by the obliging demeanor of those persons under his direction.

Off Coburg, 18th July, 1836.

William Bingham, Thos. Benson,

Charles Allan, Edw. Beeston,

Auson Green, John Welsh,

Stephen Miles,

To Capt. Patterson, Commander Commodore Barrie.


p.3 Rideau Canal - Upwards of twelve barges are on their way to Kingston with goods for the Upper Canada Merchants, but by the latest advices from Long Island Rapids, the water was not then sufficiently high to permit them to pass the locks. This delay is occasioned it is said, by a slight leakage in the new works lately erected. Between this day and Sunday, it is confidently expected that all the absent barges and steamboats will have arrived in town. We have neither arrivals nor departures to report this week.

Steamboat Michigan - The receipts of this boat, during her late trip to Green Bay and Chicago, and back, we understand, were $14,226. She was absent from this port but 16 days. Facts such as these show more conclusively than whole columns of speculation, the extent and importance of the trade between this city and the "great west." [Buffalo Journal]


The Sloop JOHN MARKS, Burthen about 50 Tons, Copper fastened, with Rigging etc. complete, having received a thorough repair on Mr. McIntyre's Railway, warrants her now in perfect order for immediate business.


Kingston, 27th July, 1836.

Steamer St. George - We regret to learn that this fine vessel, while on her passage from Prescott to Kingston, about one o'clock on Thursday morning last, struck on a rock 9 miles below French Creek, and got a hole in her bows. She continued her course to French Creek, where she is now lying. The cargo and furniture were all saved without receiving any material damage. It is expected that the St. George will proceed to Niagara on Monday to be repaired on the Rail Way.

Captain Harper, the able and experienced commander of the St. George, was lying sick at Kingston at the time of the accident. [Chronicle]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1836