The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1831

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p.3 Another Steamboat - We understand that a number of the enterprising inhabitants of this village, have it in contemplation to build a Steam-Boat, to ply between this place and Prescott - to perform three trips in a week. A number of Merchants and capitalists have offered to take stock, and there is but little doubt, that most of our wealthy farmers would subscribe for a greater or less number of Shares. We are of opinion that a boat built and owned by the inhabitants of this county, would be not only useful to the inhabitants of the Peninsula, but profitable to the Stockholders, as most, if not all our mercantile men, having stock in the boat, would at once reflect upon the adage, that "charity begins at home," and have their merchandize and produce carried to and from Prescott, by their own boat.

We sincerely hope their designs may be carried into effect, and while they have this object in view, we would suggest to them, the propriety of having the channel in the bay at the lower end of the village cleared so as to allow steam-boats to pass up as far as the bridge. The advantages arising from this improvement of our navigation, would, we think, in a short time amply reward the citizens of Hallowell, for the trouble and expense of making such improvement. [Hallowell Free Press]

Notice - The Share Holders in the Rideau Canal Steam Boat John By, are hereby required to pay into my hands on or before the 6th day of August next, a second instalment of two pounds ten shillings currency on each of their respective shares. By order of the Committee.

Kingston, 5th July, 1831. David John Smith, Treasurer.


For sale at Auction - old stores at H.M. Dock Yard, Kingston. Jno. R. Glover, Naval Storekeeper

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1831