The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1836

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p.2 possible navigation improvements in Upper Canada - the River Trent proposal examined.

(1 1/2 columns) [Montreal Gazette]

p.3 Rideau Canal - Since our last the whole of the Ottawa Company, detained barges below Long Island Rapids have arrived, to the great relief of the merchantile community, the Cataraqui bringing up on Tuesday afternoon, no less a number than five, all deeply laden. This was perhaps the greatest tow that ever occurred since the formation of the Canal, each barge having on board nearly 100 tons of goods. Of these goods Messrs. John Watkins & Co. received a full third - perhaps the largest supply of hardware of every description, that ever entered an Upper Canada Merchant's warehouse.

The water at Long Island Locks had risen to between three and four feet, and every probability exists that steamboats ere this have been enabled to pass to Bytown.

We are pleased to notice the arrival of a new steamboat on the Rideau waters. The Tay built at Pike's Falls, and owned by the Messrs. Weatherhead and Capt. Moorehouse, arrived at Kingston early last week, and left for Bytown on Saturday. This vessel is constructed to pass all the locks between Montreal and Kingston, and will most probably be found visiting the former place very soon. She is 72 feet long by 20 wide, having her paddle boxes so constructed, as to permit her to pass beneath the bridges on the Grenville canal. It is not however likely she will engage permanently in the Montreal trade, as her owners have sufficient employment for her, in towing barges laden with lumber for the New York market - a most profitable business, in which these enterprising gentlemen are largely engaged.

By an account received this morning, we learn that the Canal is now open to Bytown for steamboats - the Cataraqui having passed Long Island Locks yesterday.



Aug. 6th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barge Emigrant in tow, and having the loading of barge Noah on deck. 21 passengers (consignees listed.)

Aug. 9th - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, with barges Mary, Trader, Constitution, Kingston and Dolphin in tow. 273 passengers (consignees listed.)

Aug. 11th - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, from Long Island Rapids.

Aug. 11th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, from Long Island Rapids, with barges Trader, Experiment, and Margaret in tow, and having the loading of the barge Atlantic on deck. 57 passengers.


Aug. 3rd - The barge Frances (consignees listed.)

Aug. 3rd - The barge Traveller ( " " )

Aug. 4th - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, with way freight for the Canal Villages.

Aug. 5th - The barge Iroquois (consignees listed.)

Aug. 5th - The barge Hope ( " " )

Aug. 5th - The barge Perth ( " " )

Aug. 7th - The barge Clara Fisher ( " " )

Aug. 8th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, for the Canal Villages (consignees listed.)

Aug. 9th - The barge Emigrant (consignees listed.)

Aug. 9th - The barge Jane (consignees listed.)

Aug. 9th - The barge Constitution (consignees listed.)

Aug. 10th - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, with way freight and passengers for Canal Villages.


A DIVIDEND is declared on the Stock of the Steamboat Sir James Kempt, payable on the 10th inst.


August 11th, 1836.

THE OTTAWA & RIDEAU FORWARDING COMPANY hereby notify their friends and the public, that the Rideau Canal is again in full operation. No fears need be entertained of any further detention. In consequence, the Steamers on the Rideau will make their regular trips, as usual.


Montreal, August 6th, 1836.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1836