The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canadian Emigrant (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, December 1, 1831

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The boiler of the steam boat CYGNET, on her passage between Alexandria and Potomac Creek about 16 miles from the former place exploded. The accident proved less fatal than could have been expected; but one individual perished.

Have for sale in Upper Canada, about 2,500,000 Acres of Land
(of the following description.)

FIRST. CROWN RESERVES, Being lots of 200 Acres, each, scattered through the older Townships of the Province.

SECOND. BLOCKS OF LAND, of from 1,000 to 40,000 Acres. These are situated in Townships of the Western District, and in the Township of Wilmot in the Gore District.

THIRD. A Town or Township, called Guelph, in the Gore District, about 24 miles N. W. of Dundas, in which there are upwards of 800 settlers; among whom are almost every kind of Tradesmen and Mechanics; also Taverns, Stores, Schools, Saw-mills, a Brewery, and Distillery, and one of the best Grist Mills in the Province. This is a desirable location for small Capitalists, as laborers and servants are easily procured, and lots partially improved may be purchased at a reasonable rate.

FOURTH. The Huron Territory, consisting of about 1,100,000 Acres, in the shape of a triangle, the base resting for upwards of 60 miles on the east bank of Lake Huron.

The Town of Goderich, containing, at present, about 30 houses, with Taverns, Stores, Blacksmiths' and Carpenters' shops, a school, and the branch office of the Company; overhangs a harbor formed by the basin of the Maitland; a large stream which falls into Huron, and is the centre of the settlement. A saw-mill is in operation, and a Grist-mill in progress. Roads have been run to Dundas and London, which this year, at a very great expense, will be rendered equal to any in the Province, and the communication by the St. Clair, with Lake Erie, and thence to the Welland Canal, into Lake Ontario, gives a most advantageous mode of sending produce to the market; and this year the Rideau navigation will be completed, when produce may be shipped in a Sloop at Goderich, and delivered without breaking bulk at Montreal or Quebec.

The land, to say the least, is equal to any in the Province, and greatly superior to the average of either Upper Canada or the opposite coast of the United States. The climate, owing to the vicinity, is more mild and equable than any not possessing similar advantages. It abounds in brick-earth, lime, and building stone, and holds out every prospect of becoming the most prosperous settlement in the Province.

Settlers coming by the way of Quebec, will proceed by Montreal and Lachine to Prescott, where an Agent of the Company will forward them to Port Dalhousie, and thence to Fort Erie. From that they are forwarded to Detroit, whence they will proceed in a smaller steam-boat up the St. Clair, at the head of which a vessel belonging to the Company will transport them (about 60 miles) to Goderich. Should they wish to proceed to any other part of the Company's lands, any of the Agents mentioned in the Way Ticket along the line of road, will give them the necessary advice and information.

Canada Company Office, York, March 31, 1831


Jas. Kerby, Esq. Fort Erie -- E. Johnson, Esq. Buffalo -- Duncan Ross, Esq. Vittoria

Col. Burwell, Port Talbot -- J. McFarlane, Esq. Aldboro' -- Wm. Berczy, Esq. Amherstburg

Jos. Woods, Esq. Sandwich -- Wm. Jones, Esq. Baldoon -- J. C. Buckingham, New York

Rob. Manners, Esq. Boston.

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William R. McNeil
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Canadian Emigrant (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, December 1, 1831