p.2 Launch - On Thursday, according to announcement, the launch of the river steamer Bowmanville took place. Unfortunately for the occasion, but otherwise for the parched country, a fall of rain set in, and continued throughout the afternoon. Notwithstanding, there was a large number of spectators, and at two o'clock the Bowmanville glided gently and gracefully from the ways upon her destined element. After the launch, Capt. Perry and the good steamer Bowmanville, the builder, Mr. Ault, Mr. Beaupre, Mr. Currie, the ladies of Portsmouth, and the good village of Bowmanville, were severally toasted in bumpers of champagne. A fine set of colors for the new steamer had been presented to Capt. Perry by the merchants and other residents of Bowmanville. The new vessel was taken in tow by the Sir Charles Napier to the Kingston Foundry wharf, where she will receive her engine, and wll be got ready for service by the end of August.
ad - Royal Mail River Steamboat Line - Banshee, Capt. Howard; New Era, Capt. P.S. Crysler; St. Lawrence, Capt. Malcolmson; Ottawa, Capt. Kelly.
ad - Royal Mail Line of Lake Steamers - Passport, Capt. Harbottle; Magnet, Capt. Twohy; Arabian, Capt. Colcleugh.
ad - Through In One Day - The Ottawa, Capt. Kelly, for Montreal.
June 11, 12, 13, 1855