The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Colonist (Toronto, ON), April 17, 1839

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p.3 Opening of the Navigation - Since our last everything has been stir and bustle in the port of our good town, schooners arriving, and steamboats departing almost every hour of the day. The St. George, Com. Barrie, Kingston, Sir James Kempt, and the Hunter are in full commission, and the Great Britain will begin business this present week. The steamers of the 0. & R. Co. are nearly ready - the Margaret is on the railway, and the Rideau will take her place when the former is again afloat. The schooner Mississauga Chief, has arrived from Port Stanley, with a load of wheat, via the Welland Canal, this vessel's arrival on the 9th April at Kingston, is of unprecedented occurrence in the annals of Canada navigation. Her cargo has been discharged into one of M'Pherson & Crane's barges, and will be at market in the course of a few days. The Rideau Canal will be open by Monday week, the water in the several cuts being expected to be high enough by that time, to allow the passage of steamers. The season opens auspiciously. [British Whig, April 12th]

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Rick Neilson
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British Colonist (Toronto, ON), April 17, 1839