The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Feb. 4, 1832

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p.2 Rideau Canal - "A Friend to Justice and Merit" has published at the Patriot Office what appears to us to be a remarkably fair and candid statement in the form of a pamphlet entitled "Notices of the Rideau Canal." The author who is evidently a scholar and a gentleman, in an unaffected style, clearly deliniates the advantages of this great work, the difficulties it was exposed to in its progress, and the ungenerous spirit of clandestine and public hostility through which Colonel By had to wade in the discharge of his important trust as Superintendant. The pamphlet which may be had at the Patriot Office should be carefully read by every person interested in this great undertaking, as well as by those who may be hereafter employed on a similar service - and if all the facts therein stated be true, of which we have no reason to question our only surprise is that overwhelmed as Col. By appears to have been by local difficulties, private and malicious enemies, his work derided and his skill questioned, above all his conduct insidiously represented at home by a degraded clerk as meriting the minutest investigation he was enabled to overcome by his indefatigable mental and bodily exertion the torrent of acrimony that every hour furnished fresh resistance to the execution of his designs, and enabled him to complete an imperishable record of his own labours with a success and apparent stability ill at ease with the multiplied enemies of his personal and professional reputation. The pamphlet is embellished with a Lithographic plate of the Chaudier Bridge, executed at Mr. Tazewell's press in this town, and furnishes a most accurate and beautiful specimen of the ingenuity with which that channel of communication is established.

Suicide - of Edward Walker, 60, who had formerly been Pilot of a Gun Boat, under Sir James Yeo, and was distinguished during the late war for many gallant and determined exploits.

List of Bills Passed during the 2nd Session 11th Provincial Parliament -

#55 - Peters Point Lighthouse, R.A. (Royal Assent)

#56 - Burlington Canal Completion, R.A.

#61 - Port Burwell Harbour, R.A.

#62 - Port Dover Harbour, R.A.


His Majesty's Dockyard, Kingston U.C.

28th Jan., 1832.

The Navy Board being desirous of obtaining some Rock Elm Timber on trial.

Any person willing to supply 12 pieces of the same, to be 24 feet in length, and to square from 6 to 15 inches, will send to the Naval Store Keeper the terms on which the same will be delivered into the Dock Yard, on or before the tenth of May next.

John R. Glover, Naval Storekeeper.

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Feb. 4, 1832