p.2 The Ice still lingers in the Bay and River in front of the Town - part of the channel is now however open, and there is every prospect, that in a few days, this obstacle, to the free navigation of our waters, will be entirely removed.
That beautiful Steamer the Alciope is at present undergoing a thorough repair in this place, and will make her first trip to York and Niagara as soon as the ice disappears.
The Sir James Kempt is also ready to commence her trips from the head of the Bay to Prescott.
The Dalhousie, Captain Macdonell, was launched on Wednesday at Prescott, after having undergone a thorough repair, and will make her appearance here as soon as the ice will permit.
The Great Britain - This noble vessel, which has lately been built at Prescott by the Hon. John Hamilton, we understand, is now completely finished, and will commence her trips early in May. She is said to be the finest Steam Vessel in America.
The John By Steamer - We have great pleasure in drawing the attention of our readers to Mr. Smith's advertisements on this subject. We learn that Col. By has engaged a steam boat to come on the Canal, as far as Smith's Falls, a distance of 75 miles from Bytown, by the 1st of June next.
Commerce on the Lakes - an extract from the British Act - tonnage and entrance duties are done away with.
p.3 The Rideau Canal Steamboat John By - At a meeting of the Building Committee for the above Boat, it was resolved - that sealed Tenders be received on the second day of May next for building the said Boat by Contract. Tenders to state the price per ton, actual measurement, by length, breadth, and depth. The contractor to furnish all materials, and to give security for the due performance of the work. Specifications, and a plan of the Boat, may be seen at the Office of the Treasurer.
Kingston, 26th March, 1831. David J. Smith, Treasurer.
The Rideau Canal Steamboat John By - At a meeting of the Building Committee for the above Boat, it was resolved - That an instalment of 10 per cent on the capital subscribed, be paid the Treasurer of the Company on or before the second day of May next.
David J. Smith, Treasurer.
Kingston, 26th March, 1831.