p.3 The Saint Lawrence Canal - work almost done for season (much detail) [Cornwall Observer]
Letters to Mr. Jeffers - Letter VI
The greatest improvement in Belleville during the last two years has been the bringing the Port to within a convenient distance from the place of doing business. The right bank of the Moira, being considered unapproachable, by reason of the shallowness of the water, the whole of the shipping business of the town had to be transacted on the left or eastern bank, and that at nearly the distance of a mile from the centre of the village. To the creditable exertions of Billa Flint Junr. Esq. Belleville owes its increased facilities in the shipment of goods and passengers. This indefatigable gentleman had been long of opinion, that the right bank of the Moira was not so unapproachable as reported, and about eighteen months ago having convinced himself that a perfectly navigable channel existed to within a small distance from the bridge, he made suitable purchases of land, and immediately set about erecting commodious wharfs and storehouses, for the reception of steamboats and goods; and to the surprise of all, and consternation of those owning property on the opposite shore, directed the greatest portion of the carrying trade of the town to his new premises....
OTTAWA AND RIDEAU FORWARDING COMPANY.
Nov. 6th - The Rideau, Drummond, with barges Kingston and Clara Fisher in tow (consignees listed)
Nov. 7 - The steamer Bytown, with barges Thames, Trader and Noah in tow (consignees listed.)
Nov. 10 - The steamer Cataraqui, with barge Traveller in tow (consignees listed.)
Nov. 9 - The barge Frances, Montreal.
Nov. 7 - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, Bytown.
Nov. 8 - The barge Jane, Montreal.
Nov. 8 - The steamer Bytown, to Bytown.