The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Feb. 1, 1840

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p.2 The Ontario - This is the name of a steamboat which was built at Prescott last summer, by that enterprising gentleman, the Hon. John Hamilton, by whom she is intended to navigate the Saint Lawrence from Kingston to the Cedars, in Lower Canada, surmounting the Rapids of the Long Sault etc. In the course of last fall this vessel was towed to Niagara by the Great Britain, to receive her engines. We have lately seen Captain Hilliard, who is to have the command of her, and who appears quite sanguine in regard to her capabilities to surmount the formidable obstacles which her destined route presents. The cabin of this vessel is 170 feet in length, - her engines powerful, with boilers larger than those of the Great Britain - she draws not more than 4 1/2 feet of water. The Ontario will be down from Niagara in the Spring, as early as the ice will permit, when this great and important experiment will be tested - an experiment which, if successful, will cause no small revolution in the present system of navigation between Kingston and Montreal.

The Henry Gildersleeve - It is with much pleasure we learn that it is in contemplation to place this beautiful steam vessel, during the ensuing season, upon the route between Kingston and Oswego, and from the power of her machinery, it is expected that she will with ease perform the trip in one day - that is to say she will probably leave Oswego about 7 in the morning, on the arrival of the Lake steamers and Canal Boats and Stages from the Rail Road at Syracuse, and return again in the afternoon of the same day, from Kingston. This arrangement would prove of great public convenience, and it is hoped it will be carried into effect.

The Western Trade - a full column on trade on the St. Lawrence and American canals. [Oswego Herald]

p.3 Notice - A Dividend of £5 per Share on the Capital Stock of the Steam Boat Commodore Barrie is declared and payable this day at the office of the subscriber.

Kingston, 30th Jan., 1840 Henry Gildersleeve, Agent.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Feb. 1, 1840