The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1833


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p.2 Welland Canal - returns for May and June shows a large amount of business. [Niagara Reporter]

The anticipation of her success, which the fine appearance of the steam-boat St. George had given rise to, have been fully confirmed by the result of her first trip from this port to Prescott. She left here on Wednesday at 11 o'clock, A.M., and reached Prescott in a period of 5 3/4 hours, exclusive of stoppage - thus going over a distance of 72 miles, in the unusual speed of more than 12 miles to the hour.

The engine and the boat generally work with a facility exceeding the expectations of the owners, and give promise that the St. George will attain the character of a fast sailing and pleasant vessel. It is proper to mention that the trip to Prescott was made by the force of steam only, and without the use of sails.

The St. George arrived in Kingston yesterday afternoon, and will leave on her upward trip this afternoon. She brought up 75 tons of goods. As it is supposed that the engine of the William IV will be repaired during the ensuing week, the St. George may then be expected to pursue her regular trips, as advertised.

Drowned - a body found in water off Mr. Garret's wharf. "It proved to be that of a seaman recently employed on board Mr. Ives' schooner Kingston."

Internal Navigation of the Newcastle District - Stages leave Cobourg every morning (Sundays excepted) and join with steamboat Pemedash ?, Capt. Cleghorn, which leaves Peterborough for Sully, on Rice Lake daily; steamboat Sturgeon, Capt. Nichols, now receiving engine at village of Bridgenorth, Lake Chemong. [Cobourg Star]

Foreign Emigration - the Lake Countries and Upper Canada - ..."now in active operation on Lake Ontario, the Bay of Quinte, and the St. Lawrence, belonging to Upper Canada, 25 steam boats, several of which are of the first power and capacity".... [Oswego Palladium, 24th]


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Date of Original:
Aug. 3, 1833
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KN.1033
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1833