The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1836

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p.2 We understand that £1250 have already been subscribed for the construction of a Marine Railway in our Town, and that the whole amount of stock will immediately be taken up. [Prescott Herald]

We have been informed that on Sunday last the Steam Boat Great Britain stopped at Mr. McFaul's new wharf at Wellington, being the first steam boat that has yet visited it. The William the Fourth made her appearance a few days afterwards, and was succeeded by a schooner, which discharged a cargo of salt and other articles, including a pair of Mill Stones. We are glad to notice these signs of prosperity in a neighboring village, and trust that next summer there will be a regular daily line of communication, between Wellington and Toronto, being convinced that it will prove a convenience, not only to the good folks at Wellington, but to all the inhabitants of the District. [Hallowell Traveller]

The Wolfe - A very neatly constructed little steamer, built by Mr. Hitchcock, and intended to ply as a ferry-boat between this town and Wolfe Island, made her first trip last evening. She makes very good progress, and promises to meet the expectations of her enterprising owner. The castings, we understand, are from Mr. Yarker's Foundry. [Chronicle]

Steam Packet Canada - The proprietors of the Canada, anxious to meet the wishes of the trading community, have changed the routes of this Boat, and the trips are now performed daily to and fro between Kingston and Oswego. The trade between these two places is such as to require a direct line of the kind, and perhaps no Boat that touches at this Port has this season contributed more to the interest of the place than the Canada. She is a safe sea Boat and her accommodations are very comfortable. Worthy of patronage and confidence at any time, but doubly so while under the command of Capt. Johnston, the Canada has enjoyed its share of travelling custom, and has we are aware given entire and universal satisfaction. We have frequently heard Gentlemen who have taken trips in the Canada, speak in such warm terms of commendation of Capt. Johnston that it is unnecessary that we should dwell upon the subject. It is not the kind attentions and unremitting anxiety to please that alone distinguishes the Captain, but his prompt and efficient attentions to business have been noticed and acknowledged by all who have either shipped or received articles of trade by the Canada. It would be well to encourage this Boat, that the line so long called for and now established may be supported and continued.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1836