p.2 The Portsmouth Herald of the 12th February has the following paragraph: - J.R. Glover, Esquire, is appointed Storekeeper of Halifax Yard; the situations of Master Attendant & Master Shipwright at that place having been done away with. On the Canadian Lakes, the Commodore and Master Attendant are to remain for the present; the Commodore having his pendant flying on board H.M. schooner Cockburn, Lieut. Charles Holbrook. There are at present no ships afloat on those lakes, but there are three in a state for launching on the stocks, viz. the Psyche, 50 guns, Star 14, and an 18 gun sloop.
The Admiralty certainly know little of the state of these vessels!
Among the items of reductions and alterations, introduced into the Naval Estimates for 1832, by Sir James Graham, given at length in another place, the following will be noticed: - Canada - Naval Storekeeper (abolished) saving £600. Clerk to ditto (abolished) saving £250. [Montreal Gazette]
p.3 The Queenston steam boat arrived here from Prescott on Tuesday; but owing to the immense fields of ice which occupy the vicinity of the wharves, as well as the obstruction about Nine Mile Point, she was compelled to take shelter below Cedar Island, from which she may be expected to move this afternoon.
STEAM BOAT NOTICE.
On Lake Ontario
The Splendid New Steam Boat
Capt. Jos. Whitney,
Propelled by Two Low-Pressure Engines of Ninety Horse Power Each.
The Public are respectfully informed that the following arrangements have been made for the months of April, May and June: Will leave Prescott every Wednesday morning, commencing on the
18th April, 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May, 6th June, 13th June, 20th June, 27th June,
touching at Brockville, Kingston, Cobourg, Port Hope, York, and arriving at Niagara early on Friday morning. Will leave Niagara every Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock, commencing on
21st April, 28th April, 5th May, 12th May, 19th May, 26th May, 2nd June, 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June, 30th June,
calling at Oswego, every Sunday morning after 5th May next, also at Kingston and Brockville, and arrive at Prescott on Sunday afternoon.
The Ladies' and Gentlemen's Cabins on board the Great Britain are finished in the same manner as the New York and Liverpool packet ships, with state rooms, and no expense has been spared in finishing and furnishing the Boat in the most comfortable manner. Every endeavour will be used to accommodate passengers and ensure the greatest regularity.
N.B. - Notice will be given of the arrangements for the months of July, August, and September.
Prescott, U.C., 9th April, 1832.