The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1836

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p.2 The Niagara Dock Company are we understand issuing their own notes, payable on demand. We see no good reason for the fears we have heard expressed in some quarters; the Dock Company is we believe thoroughly substantial and has unquestionably done much good to the Town in many respects; and although we decidedly object to any public Company's assuming functions, foreign to those legitimate ones contemplated by its estabishment, in as much, as such an act proves weakness or speculation, we cannot in the present scanty state of the money market condemn this proceeding of the Directors. [Niagara Reporter]

On Monday last the 25th inst., the schooner Prince Edward, Captain Young, discharged a cargo of salt, at the new pier which is now in the course of erection at Wellington, by that spirited and enterprising gentleman, Archibald McFaul, Esq.

This Schooner is the first vessel that has been enabled to unload at the Pier, since its commencement, but the work is now proceeding so steadily and rapidly, that by the first of September or thereabouts, vessels of almost any burthen, will be able to unload with safety and ease, and the pier will then vie in appearance and strength, with any in the province. It is also expected that several of the Lake Steamboats will make it a stopping place, on their passage to and from Toronto, one in particular is we believe already pledged to do so, from the time the pier is completed, until the end of the present season. [Hallowell Traveller]

p.3 St. George - This splendid steam vessel was raised from her perilous position on Saturday by the Canada and brought up to Kingston, which place she left on Monday morning early for Niagara, there undergo an inspection of her bottom on the Marine Railway. In the course of a very few days she will be found resuming her usual trips.

Rideau Canal - At last we can announce the arrival of loaded barges from Montreal, via the Rideau Canal. On Wednesday morning the Bytown came in with two barges, and this morning the Cataraqui brought in four more, crowded with passengers and deeply loaded. It is a misfortune for the Province that the Rideau Canal is under the control of Military, instead of Civil Engineers; the former gentlemen can do nothing without making a report and sending it to Headquarters for approval, thus occasioning serious and uncalled for delay, on the occurrence of any accident requiring more than a day to repair it. Besides they are too proud to take lessons from the Yankees, who usually contrive to overcome greater difficulties in an extremely short space of time, than those which have occurred at Long Island Rapids. A few pounds laid out last year, when the recent mischief was foreseen and foretold, would have saved Great Britain some thousands, and the summer trade of the province would not have suffered so serious a drawback upon its prosperity as it has experienced.



Aug. 3rd - The steamboat Bytown, Bowen, from Burritt's Rapids with barges Traveller and Frances (consignees listed.)

Aug. 4th - The steamer Cataract, Chambers, with barges Hope, Iroquois, Clara Fisher & Perth in tow, all fully laden. 118 passengers.


Aug. 3rd - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with passengers and way freight for Burritt's Rapids.

For Prescott - To Sail This Day

The Constitutional Reformer, late Government Yacht Bull Frog, is receiving Freight for Prescott, at the Rideau & Ottawa Wharf.


Managing Owner,

Kingston, Aug. 4th, 1836.


TO BE SOLD, the fast sailing Schooner COCKBURN, with Sails, rigging, etc. 35 tons Burthen, built in His Majesty's Dock Yard, and fitted up at great expense, - Will make an excellent packet or coaster. To be seen and particulars known at the Subscriber's Wharf, Front Street, or of J. Linton, Auctioneer.


Kingston, July 28th, 1836.

N.B. Will be sold low for Cash.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1836