The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1839

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p.2 The Niagara Dock Company - This enterprising company has entered into contract with Government, to build a war steamer for Lake Erie, of 400 tons burthen. The vessel will be built at Chippewa, where the company has purchased ground for a ship yard, which is now in course of preparation.

At the yard in this town, the company is building a new steamer, for the Hon. John Hamilton; this boat will be of somewhat larger dimensions than the Traveller, and is to be propelled by one engine of 75 horse power.

In the Foundry, the workmen are busily engaged, casting engines of all sorts and sizes; among the rest, those intended for the Hon. J. Hamilton's new boat, the Ontario, which has been brought up from Kingston to receive them.

The Dock Company, which is quite as much the "bone and sinew" of Niagara, as money is of war, has prepared a vast quantity of bricks, with which it is intended to build a steam grist and saw mill, which we doubt not will prove as profitable to the Company as it will be advantageous to the neighborhood. [Niagara Chronicle]

p.3 Prosperity of Kingston - The increasing trade and general prosperity of our good old town are the subject of general remark. The appearance of the harbour is highly gratifying, and presents more substantial symptoms of heavy and extensive business than any other inland port within the range of our acquaintance, on either side of the lines. The prosperity of the place is advancing in every respect; an unoccupied dwelling house is not to be seen, and real estate is eagerly looked after, and to give the public at a distance some idea of its value, we may mention, that a small building lot on King Street, consisting of the seventeenth of an acre, was lately sold for £500. Lands in the vicinity of the town are rapidly increasing in value.

H.M. Steamer Traveller, Lieut. Harper, arrived in this harbour on Thursday morning from the seat of government, having His Excellency Sir George Arthur and suite on board. His Excellency proceeded, in the afternoon of the same day, to Prescott in the Traveller on his route to Lower Canada.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1839