The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1837

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p.2 Welland Canal - 179 vessels passed through since May 25th. [Tor. Comm. Herald]

Marine Railway - Last evening we witnessed the pleasing sight of a large schooner's being launched from this late specimen of Kingston industry. The Railway having been fully completed last week, the schooner was taken up on Monday, to have her bottom inspected, (easily performed by the power of a single horse,) and the repairs having been effected, she was again launched into her native element, so gently as not even to ruffle it. The completion of this addition to our maritime advantages reflects the highest credit upon the skill of its projector and architect, Mr. McIntyre, and also upon the enterprise of the eight Kingston gentlemen, who defrayed its expenses and are its proprietors.

letter to editor of Chronicle & Gazette from A. McNabb replying to previous letter from "No Stockholder" (full column) -

"...And as to their not being able to divide a dividend among the Stockholders arises not from the low rate of freight, but foolish expenditures of money - witness the loss and building of the steamers Thos. McKay and Nonsuch, the latter better known as "Phillip's Folly...."

p.3 another letter about Ottawa & Rideau Company, signed "No Stockholder." (full column)



July 16 - The steamer Margaret, Hunter, with barges Dolphin, Oswego, Experiment & Iroquois in tow (consignees reported earlier.)

July 17 - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, with the barges Traveller, Trader, and a Government batteau. (Consignees reported earlier.)

July 19 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barges Emigrant, Hope, Mersey and Atlantic in tow (consignees listed.)

Expected to arrive by the first steamboat: the barges Constitution, Noah, Kingston, Mary, Dolphin, Clara Fisher, and batteau Vignette (consignees listed.)

the barge Noah

Departures for Montreal.

July 17 - The barges Traveller, Francis, Oswego, Experiment & Iroquois, for Prescott and Gananoque, in tow of the steamer Rideau.

July 19 - The barge Emigrant.

July 20 - The barge Mersey (consignees listed.)

July 20 - The barge Atlantic.

July 20 - The barge Hope (consignees listed.)

Departures for Bytown.

July 17 - The steamer Margaret, Hunter.

July 19 - The steamer Cataraqui, Drummond.

July 21 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen.




Will leave Kingston and Prescott, as follows:

From Kingston to Prescott,

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 o'clock, Forenoon; touching at French Creek and Brockville.

From Prescott to Kingston,

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 o'clock, Morning; touching at Ogdensburgh, Maitland, Morristown, Brockville and French Creek.

McPherson & Crane,

O. & R.F. Co.

Kingston, July 20th, 1837.



The New Steamboat


A. Sprague, Master.

Will hereafter make two trips a week, between Kingston and Rochester, touching at all the intermediate Ports as follows:


Leaves Kingston every Tuesday and Saturday at 6 o'clock A.M.

Dexter, Tuesday and Saturday, at 12 o'clock noon.

Sacket's Harbor, Tuesday and Saturday, at 1 1/2 P.M.

Oswego, Tuesday and Saturday, at 8 in the evening.

Sodus, same night.

And arrive at Rochester on Sunday and Wednesday in time for passengers going west to take the morning train of cars to Batavia, or Packet Boats and Stages to Lewiston and Buffalo.

Coming Down,

Leaves Rochester every Sunday and Wednesday at 6 o'clock P.M.

Sodus, Sunday and Wednesday same night.

Oswego, Monday and Thursday at 7 1/2 o'clock A.M.

Dexter, Monday and Thursday at 2 o'clock P.M.

Sacket's Harbor, Monday and Thursday at 3 P.M.

And arrive at Kingston in time for the Steamboats up the Bay of Quinte and down the River St. Lawrence.

For freight or passage apply to the master on board, or to the following agents: John Counter, Kingston; M. Massey, Dexter; W. Buckley, Sacket's Harbor; J.O. Dicky & Co., Oswego; Dr. Clesson, Sodus; Hooker & Co., Rochester.

To ensure the shipment of property by the above Boat, it must be left with the Agents at the different Ports.

July 14th, 1837.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 22, 1837