The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 30, 1839

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p.3 The Season And The Prospects - The steamers from Kingston to Bytown on the Rideau Canal have commenced running. Our basin this week, presents an unusual degree of activity and bustle, by the fitting up, repairing, tarring and painting of the barges, durham boats, and other small craft, for their summer's employment. It forbodes a prosperous season, to see so much life displayed, and to hear the sound of the ship-carpenters hammer, preparing the craft, for its native element.

The Jolly Brewer is receiving her cargo, and will ply between Montreal and Perth - the P:erseverance owned by Mr. Lock also, between this and Bytown. The Water Witch, owned by Messrs. Nottard and Deacon, (a new craft on this river) will be ready in a few days, and will run between Montreal and Perth, occasionally visiting Kingston; they have also a durham boat (nameless as yet and never on this river before) which will run between this and Bytown, when her repairs are completed. The Sarah, Capt. Williams, (not having heard anything to the contrary) will, we presume, continue on her old route - between this place and Barbadoes. [Perth Courier]

The hours of departure and arrival of the steamboat Neptune have been changed, as will be observed by an advertisement in this paper. She will in future leave here every morning (Monday excepted) at five o'clock, and return in the evening about nine. This alteration will afford the gay people of this place and neighborhood a good opportunity of making pleasure trips to the Coteau, which, we are sure, will not be lost sight of. A new boat, intended to replace the Neptune next season, is now building at the Coteau, under the superintendence of the enterprising manager of this line of stages and steamboats (Capt. Whipple.) She is 185 feet long, 23 feet beam, and is to be propelled by an engine of seventy horse power. [Cornwall Observer]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 30, 1839