The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 16, 1842


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Improvements In Our Island Navigation - Our attention has lately been frequently drawn to the very great improvements that have been made in the speed of our inland navigation, caused chiefly by the adoption of the Ericsson propeller system of steam. to the barges between Kingston and Montreal, for the introduction of which we are indebted to those enterprising forwarders, Messrs. Sanderson & Murray, whose example we are glad to see is being generally followed by the other forwarding companies.

The Propeller, which left Montreal on Wednesday morning, arrived here on Friday night, (three days) freighted chiefly with goods from Quebec, which by means of the mail steamers, between this port and Toronto, were delivered here in five and a half days from Quebec, and four a half days from Montreal.

When this can be accomplished by the circuitous route of the Rideau Canal, what may we not expect when the St. Lawrence canal, and the other great national improvements now going on, are finished, considering that these propellers, at present, make the trip from Kingston to Montreal in about twenty-eight hours, running down the rapids on the St. Lawrence. - Kingston Chronicle


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Date of Original:
June 16, 1842
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GLN.4813
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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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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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 16, 1842