The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 16, 1838

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p.2 To All Whom It May Concern - a letter from William Johnston - more about burning of the Peel. [Watertown Jeffersonian]

The Steamer Brockville - This splendid and capacious steam packet has just completed the extensive repairs, improvements and alterations, so copiously lavished upon her by her present charter party, John Counter, Esq., and will depart on her first trip this season to the Head of the Longue Sault, on Monday next. The Brockville is under the command of Capt. George Brush, formerly of the Montreal & Quebec Line of Steamboats, and late Agent of the Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company, who has personally superintended the repairs and improvements of his vessel; and if his reputation as an able Commander be well merited, may expect to arrive at the same prominent state on Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence, which he maintained so long on the lower portion of that noble river. The Brockville in conjunction with the Kingston are intended to form a daily Line between Kingston and the Longue Sault, one boat leaving this town every morning, and the other returning every night. This arrangement will place Kingston wholly independent of Prescott, and its steamer, the Dolphin.

Extraordinary height of water in Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence - bridges on way to Bath under water, wharves in harbor also.


Managers - Messrs. McPherson & Crane.


June 7 - The steamer Rideau, Moran, with 7 barges in tow (consignees listed.)

June 10 - The steamer Cataraqui, with 9 barges in tow (consignees listed.)

June 14 - The steamer Bytown, Chambers, with 7 barges in tow (consignees listed.)

June 16 - The steamers Bytown and Margaret, with 13 barges in tow (consignees omitted for want of time)

Departures for Bytown.

June 11 - The steamer Bytown, with 3 barges in tow.

June 16 - The steamers Cataraqui and Rideau.

Departures for Montreal via the St. Lawrence.

June 7 - The barge Frances (consignees listed.)

June 8 - Batteau Frances Brunette (consignees listed.)

June 9 - The barge Mersey (consignees listed.)

June 9 - The barge Constitution (consignees listed.)

June 9 - The barge Perth (consignees listed.)

June 11 - The barge Traveller (consignees listed.)

June 14 - The batteau Alex. Willet. consignees McPherson & Crane.

June ? - The barges Harriett, Sophia and Jane. (consignees omitted for want of time.)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 16, 1838