The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1833

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p.2 Port Burwell - The Pier at this place is now in successful progress, and the friends of the harbour anticipate that the labors of the company will be crowned with success, so as to admit Vessels this Autumn, into the River under the protection of the Piers. Two hundred feet are now extended on the West side of the channel, and it is believed that an additional hundred feet, with one hundred and fifty feet on the East side, will enable the company to commence collecting Tolls yet this Autumn. Had the harbour been so far completed as to have admitted vessels this season, Tolls to the amount of Two Hundred Pounds might have been collected at this date, and the quantity of shipments yet this season will be very great. To the emigrant capitalists who may have money to invest, the most advantageous prospects are before him, as there is yet a large amount of stock to be taken up, and as the labours of the company are not confined to the building of the harbour only, (being chartered for all commercial purposes save Banking) the greatest advantages present themselves. To the moderate Capitalist these are very fair prospects either in business as a merchant, or solely in the purchase and shipment of lumber - of which such quantities of the best quality of that article is manufactured here, for which there is always a good market on the American side of Lake Erie, there being no Pine Timber there, and those Ports must necessarily depend on this place, for that indispensible article....

The Adelaide and Thames Steam Boats call here regularly, and the constant call of ships for Lumber, renders it now quite a place of business, and the Town is fast settling under the active agency of John Burwell, Esq. [York Courier]

Expeditious Travelling by Steam - A gentleman of Kingston lately proceeded to Cobourg in William IV steamboat on Friday evening at 9 o'clock, landed at Cobourg next morning at 7; remained there five hours, and returned by the United Kingdom, and arrived in Kingston late on Saturday night - thus performing a distance of 220 miles, going and coming, in the short space of 22 hours. This speaks much for the means of travelling at present afforded to men of business in this Province.

Expeditious Travelling by Wind - We published in our paper of the 10th inst. "the quickest trip ever made from Montreal to Prescott," viz. in two days and a half. It gives us pleasure to state that the Durham Boat Three Brothers belonging to one of our own enterprising forwarders, Mr. A. McDougall, left Lachine on a Saturday morning and discharged her cargo at Kingston on the Monday morning following at 8 o'clock. When the additional distance from Prescott to Kingston is considered, and that the trip from Lachine to Kingston was thus made in 2 days - we must pronounce the progress of the Three Brothers to be quicker than the quickest.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1833