p.2 We are authorized to state that the large Steam Boat now building at Prescott, by John Hamilton, Esq., will be launched, without doubt, on Saturday next, the 16th instant. She is said to be a remarkably fine vessel - and we sincerely wish the enterprising proprietor every success in his spirited undertaking.
We regret to learn that yesterday morning while on her passage from Oswego to this Port, the Martha Ogden steam-boat struck upon a shoal about three miles above Snake Island, where she still remains. The Queenston, Capt. Whitney, went to her assistance yesterday, but could not get near enough to be of any service to her - excepting that she brought down the passengers who were on board.
p.3 The Rideau Canal - Sir James Kempt sees 15 miles of Canal from Ottawa, Col. By and others are the first to try the locks at Blacks Rapids. [Canadian Courant]
Welland Canal - We have been just informed (says the York Courier) by Captain Finney of the Schooner Charles & Ann that he left this place on the 15th inst. for Buffalo, via the Welland Canal, through the whole line of which he passed in less than 24 hours - laded his schooner at Buffalo with Pig Iron and Castings, and left Buffalo on the 22nd on his return to York - Passed through the whole line of the canal from the Chippewa in a little more than 24 hours, and arrived at this place again on the 26th. Capt. Finney, from the reports he had heard to its disparagement, expected to have met with some obstacles in the passage through the canal, and was therefore, he says, agreeably disappointed to meet with so easy a passage through it; and it is Captain Finney's opinion, from the observations which he has made during this trip, that the canal will afford the public all the advantages which its promoters have led the country to expect.