The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1832

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p.1 Proclamation - Upper Canada - a proclamation by J. Colborne, Lieutenant Governor, giving rates and dues charged for passengers, live stock, wood, staves, etc.

p.2 Steamboat Intelligence - In addition to the vessels to which we have already directed the attention of our readers, the new steamboat United States, of 400 tons, will be in readiness about the 20th May to make regular trips from Ogdensburg to Niagara, touching at Sackett's Harbor, Oswego, and Genessee River. She is represented as a fine boat, with two low-pressure engines of 90 horse power each. The steamboats Charles Carroll and Brownville will also ply on Lake Ontario after the 5th May, and form a daily route from Kingston to Oswego, touching at Sacketts Harbour on both trips; and it is the intention of the proprietors that the route shall always be performed in daylight. [Montreal Gazette]

Melancholy Accident & Loss of Life - a boat drifts across from Port Stanley with 7 people on board, the Sterling then in the harbor was prepared for sea, and went to the rescue but four drowned. [London Sun]

Another Painful Dispensation - "Mr. John Ferry, an inhabitant of this place, and Steward on board the Steam Boat Queenston, was unfortunately drowned on Saturday evening last. It appears the Queenston arrived at the wharf of Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, between 11 and 12 o'clock." - he was supposed to be going to visit family, but his body was found in the water inside wharf the next morning. [Grenville (Prescott) Gazette]

p.3 Rideau Canal Rates - judged to be too high and will make the passage too expensive.


A General Meeting of the Stockholders of the above Boat will take place at the office of the Subscriber, on Saturday the 19th of May, at noon, for appointment of Master of said Boat. By order,

David John Smith.

Kingston, 30th April, 1832.

Letters have been received in town from Montreal announcing the arrival of Mr. Archibald McDonell's boats on the 25th; the first that reached that port from the Upper Province. Mr. McDonell has several large and commodious vessels nearly ready to pursue his usual occupation of forwarding, and arrangements have been made to render them more than usually convenient for passengers. In connection with this species of craft, he has employed several schooners which trade to every port on both sides of Lake Ontario. The Lady of the Lake which was launched here a fortnight since sailed on Thursday with a full cargo for York.

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1832