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

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p.3 We notice that the St. Lawrence Inland Marine Insurance Company have increased their premiums for Risks, during the remainder of the season, in a most extraordinary manner; some of them 800 per cent in addition to their summer charges. We notice also that this company affect to charge the same premiums for goods imported, via the Rideau Canal, as by the St. Lawrence. This is a petty piece of maliciousness, and done solely to impress the public with the belief, that the Rideau navigation is unsafe. It is quite certain that not one ounce of goods ever was insured, coming by the Rideau, the means of conveyance being so secure as to prevent that expense. The Insurance Company being individually Forwards on the St. Lawrence is the exciting cause of what we complain of.



August 26 - The steamboat Bytown, Bowen, with barges Kingston and Perth in tow, 126 passengers (consignees listed.)

August 29 - The steam boat Cataraqui, Chambers, with barges Traveller and Frances in tow, 161 passengers (consignees listed.)

August 31 - The steamboat Rideau, Drummond, with barges Trader in tow, 40 passengers (consignees listed.)


August 26 - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, with barges Noah and Emigrant in tow, with 5734 bush. Wheat, for J. McKay, Rideau Falls.

August 27 - The barge Perth for Montreal (consignees listed.)

August 28 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with way freight and passengers for Bytown and the Canal Villages.

August 29 - The barge Traveller for Montreal (consignees listed.)

August 30 - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, with passengers and way freight for Bytown and the Canal Villages.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1836