The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1836

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p.3 Letters to Mr. Jeffers - No. 2 - describes a trip from Bath to Hallowell, mentions a canal to be built through marsh to lake at Demoretsville, McFaul's wharf and seine fishing at Wellington, etc.

We are sorry to perceive two of our Kingston steamboats lying up at our wharfs - the Great Britain and Kingston both having received such injury to their machinery as to incapacitate them from making any further trips this season.

The River Forwarders are busy propagating falsehoods concerning the Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company. Among other late inventions, they have the effrontery to state that the Lake Steamers refuse to stop at Kingston, to receive goods from Montreal, via the Canal, either from caprice, or previous ? . This is as false as it is malicious. In one or two instances only the Coburg has been so heavily laden, as to prevent her taking more goods on board at Kingston, but no other steamboat has ever called at Kingston without increasing her loadings. The fact is they pay too much attention to their own interest to neglect so valuable a portion of their business.



Oct. 7th - The steamboat Bytown, with barges Iroquois and Emigrant.

Oct. 10th - The steamer Cataraqui, with barge Traveller.

Oct. 11th - The steamer Rideau.

Oct. 14th - The steamboat Bytown, with barge Frances.


Oct. 8th - The barges Emigrant and Iroquois.

Oct. 9th - The steamer Bytown.

Oct. 11th - The steamer Cataraqui.

Oct. 12th - The steamboat Margaret.

Oct. 13th - The steamboat Rideau.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1836