p.2 The Rideau Canal - It is with much pleasure we announce that this magnificent work is now drawing very near its final completion, the water having already been let in along the greater part of the line. Mr. Drummond's contract at the Kingston Mills will be finished in about three weeks. On Thursday evening the water was let in to try the strength of the locks, and it was gratifying to observe that they stood firm as a rock, and appeared perfect on all points.
The John By steamer now building at this place, under the direction of Mr. Drummond, and which is to ply on the Rideau Canal, will be ready for launching about the first of November.
The Great Britain steam-boat, Capt. Whitney, will leave this Port tomorrow for Niagara, touching at Oswego and York.
p.3 Notice - The Share Holders in the Rideau Canal Steam Boat John By, are hereby required to pay into my hands on or before the 1st day of November next, a 5th instalment of Two Pounds 10 shillings, currency, on each of their respective shares.
By order of the Committee,
D.J. Smith, Treasurer.
Kingston, 1st October, 1831.