The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 2, 1839


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p.1 The Whig, in his annual walk through the Kingston Dock Yard, says: "We bent our first steps to the wharves in the occupancy of the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company, under the management of M'Pherson & Crane. The five steamboats belonging to the Company have each and all undergone a complete and thorough overhand; the engines of all the boats in particular. The engine and boiler of the Rideau, which from long service had been somewhat deteriorated in usefulness, have been so completely repaired in every respect as to make them in all particulars equal to those of the younger boats. Three of these useful vessels are in Kingston harbour, but two, the Bytown and Cataraqui, are lying in the Rideau Canal. They will severally be commanded as follows: - Capt. Drummond will continue in the Cataraqui, as will Capt. Hunter in the Bytown; while Capt. Morin leaves the Rideau for the Hunter which is to be captained by a Mr. Towey. The Margaret will continue with Captain Ballantyne. The characters of these gentlemen being so well established by a long course of upright and gentlemanly conduct, it is needless for us to say a word in their favour.


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Date of Original:
May 2, 1839
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KN.5040
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 2, 1839