The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1838

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p.2 The first steamboat from Lachine for the Cascades, started yesterday morning.

[Courier April 13th]

Lachine Canal to be filled next week. Princess Victoria has been freshly caulked. [ibid]

p.3 The Navigation - The arrangements mentioned last Fall will now be carried into effect, and the Hon. John Hamilton's Lake Boats, the Great Britain, St. George, Cobourg, and Commodore Barrie, will form a daily line (Sundays excepted,) between Kingston and the head of the Lake, the Bay and River Boats continuing the line from Kingston to the head of the Long Sault. The Commodore Barrie, Captain Herchmer, is running two trips per week to Toronto, and will leave for that Port to-morrow morning. The Kingston, Captain Lawless, and the Sir James Kempt, Capt. Sheriff, are running between Prescott and the head of the Bay of Quinte, the Kingston taking the route downwards from this place, and the Kempt upwards. The Brockville has been chartered by the Marine Rail-Way Company, who have placed in charge of her Captain Brush, late of the Ottawa and Rideau Company's establishment.

The American boats, United States, Oneida, Oswego, and Telegraph, are also running, and touch here; but there is little doing yet. The two last named boats were in this morning, and the Oswego had not one passenger. The Telegraph had a few.

The Welland Canal was opened on the 2nd of April, the ice above Gravelly Bay being then quite clear.


A Meeting of the Committee of the Steam Boat Brockville, will be held at the British American Hotel, at Kingston, on Thursday the 19th inst. on special business.

JAMES FRASER, Treasurer.

Kingston, 14th April, 1838.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1838