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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1844

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p.3 First Boat - The Prince Edward, Capt. Bonter arrived here last evening, and starts at eight this morning for Belleville. She left Kingston on Tuesday at half past nine in the morning and arrived here at eight last night - being three days in breaking her way through the ice, a task that would have been insurmountable to any other than the energetic Captain Bonter. It will afford satisfaction to the travelling community to learn that this gentleman, who during the short time he sailed the Brockville made himself so generally popular, will sail the neat and commodious Prince Edward during the ensuing season. The boat is refitted in a highly elegant manner, and will undoubtedly become a favorite on the Bay. [Prince Edward Gazette April 12th]



This well known, favourite low pressure boat, will resume her regular trips on the opening of navigation; leaving Kingston as usual, every Tuesday at 2 P.M., and Montreal every Thursday, at 6 P.M., commencing on the 23rd inst.

The owners beg to intimate that some improvement has been made in her boiler, by which they expect her speed will be very materially increased; also other improvements to the boat in general, thereby adding to her comfort and convenience.

H. & S. JONES.

Kingston, March 15th, 1844.

N.B. - H. & S. Jones forbid all persons giving credit to any one on their account, without written orders from their office.



By Order of the Assignees to the Estate of Messrs. FERGUSON, MILLER & Co., will be Sold, on the First of May next, by Auction:-

The Steamer Ann, 32 Horse Power, High Pressure, Nearly New.

The Barges Ivy, Jet, Ayr, Goa, Esk, Gem, Imp, Ind, Wag, Ant, Alf, and Fly, (Each capable of carrying from 625 to 700 Barrels Flour,) with their Equipments etc.


5 Shares Union Towing Stock, (25 Pds. per Share)

1 Large Patent Weighing Balance, complete.

1 do. Crane with Chains, complete.

Terms Liberal.

Sale at 11 A.M.

N.B. Every information may be had on application to (if by letter, post paid,)


Montreal, April 12th, 1844.


The Public are respectfully informed that the above named Line, composed of the following Steamers, viz.:

FAVORITE - Capt. Jones,

BRITANNIA - Capt. Maxwell,

ROB ROY - Capt. Dickinson,

with good Barges, having rented suitable Stores at Montreal and Kingston, will be prepared on the opening of the Navigation, to receive and Forward Goods, Produce, and Passengers, at the lowest rates, from Montreal to Kingston, via the Rideau Canal, and vice versa via the River St. Lawrence. The Steamers are all of the first class, and will be fitted up in a style equal to any on the route, having good accommodations. Every attention will be paid to Passengers, and the Transport of Freight executed with despatch.

Office at Canal Wharf, Montreal.

G.W. JOHNSON, Agent.

And at Custom House Wharf, Kingston,


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1844