The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1832

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p.2 The Welland Canal is now in order and full operation. Several Arks, Scows, and Rafts, have already passed the Deep cut, containing upwards of 3000 bls. Flour, Whiskey, Ashes, etc. and between 20 and 30,000 feet of Lumber. [St. Catherine's Mirror]

Rice Lake Steam Boat - The Schooner Duke of York, from York, arrived here on Saturday last, bringing the engine intended for this boat, which is nearly in a sufficient state of forwardness to receive it. The workmanship and strength of all the important parts of this engine reflect much credit on the contractor, Mr. Perry of York, who we understand will superintend its erection. - The boat will probably be ready to start about the middle of June next. [Cobourg Star]

Hamilton Steam Boat Company - At a Meeting of the Directors held in this Town on the 1st inst. to receive tenders for the building of a Steam Vessel, several offers were made, which remain under consideration. Captain Mackenzie of Kingston, who was appointed by the directors, to act in behalf of the said Company, has since, we are informed, obtained offers for the building department on much lower terms than those submitted to the meeting. [Mercury]

p.3 New Steamboat - A very handsome and well-appointed Steamboat, called the Brownville, arrived here from Oswego on Thursday last, we hear she is in future to ply between that Port and Kingston, touching at Sackett's Harbour.

Colonel By, accompanied by his family, arrived at Myers' Hotel on Saturday last, and have proceeded on a tour through the United States, previous to their return to England. We understand that the Rideau Canal will be so far completed by the first of June, as to render it navigable for craft of every description.

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1832