The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), November 18, 1835


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The Traveller. - The Oswego Palladium of the 11th inst. speaks of our winter Steamer in the following handsome terms:

The Winter Steam Boat. - The beautiful new British steamer, "The Traveller", arrived in our harbor on the morning of the 9th. She is owned by the hon. John Hamilton, of Queenston, to whose enterprise the navigation of Lake Ontario is so much indebted, and is at present under the charge of Capt. Whitney, the popular commander of the Great Britain. She is built on the model, we are informed, of the British steamers which navigate the Irish and English channels and the German Ocean. She has a flush deck - boilers below, and is schooner rigged - having all the appearance of a most gallant vessel. That she is a fine sea boat we could judge for ourselves, for she left the port in a high sea and a gale of wind.

The Traveller, during the winter months, is intended to navigate the head of the Lake, making the circuit of Niagara, Hamilton, (or Burlington Bay,) and Toronto. It is thought there is not a great deal of weather in the winter which will arrest her trips. That she will keep the Lake till Christmas and commence in March is certain - and her owner expects will perform frequent trips in the dead of winter. She will be a great addition to the travelling facilities on Lake Ontario, and furnish the means of avoiding the disagreeable land circuit round the head of the Lake while the other boats are withdrawn. This enterprise is highly honorable, and we wish it every success.


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Date of Original:
November 18, 1835
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GLN.20097
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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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), November 18, 1835