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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 18, 1834

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p.2 The Welland Canal - 2 articles [Oswego Palladium and Quebec Mercury]

The Niagara Ship Canal - [Oswego Palladium]

Ship Canal Connecting Lakes Ontario and Erie - editorial. [N.Y. Standard]

Liberal and Well Deserved Compliment - We understand that the stockholders of the Ontario and St. Lawrence Steam Boat Company at their late meeting for the choice of Directors, unanimously resolved to present Mr. William Avery the sum of $250 as an evidence of their high estimate of the skill and faithfulness with which he constructed and put in operation the Engines of the Steam Boat United States. [St. Lawrence Republican]

Improvement of the St. Lawrence - editorial - the improvements should be carried out without worrying about costs.

The New Steam Boat Brockville - During the early part of the present month a trial was made of the engines of this vessel, and we are happy to learn that notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the density of the water, and the newness of the machinery, her speed gave the most complete satisfaction. It affords us great pleasure to present our readers with the following most important facts connected with this Boat which we copy from the Brockville Recorder:

"On Saturday last (3rd January) she descended to the foot of the Gallopes Rapids, for the purpose of trying her ability in ascending. The result was highly gratifying and exceeded the most sanguine expectations. The fall in the rapid in the distance of 800 yards, on the Canadian side, (by far the most difficult side,) is 4 and a half feet, being about double that of any other rapid from Cornwall up, (as may be seen by reference to the report of the Engineer on the improvement of the St. Lawrence;) and the current nearly the whole distance from the rapids of Prescott is very strong. Notwithstanding these difficulties, and the density of the water from cold, she came up on the Canada side in fine style from the foot of the rapids to Prescott, a distance of 9 miles, in 1 hour and 12 minutes!

The result of the various experiments has placed beyond doubt, that the Steamer Brockville will fulfil the object intended by her enterprising owners, and raised the most confident expectations that, in still water, she will eventually perform 15 miles per hour; and that she will be able to tow up the Forwarding Company's boats from the head of the Long Sault to this place, so as to arrive back in the afternoon in time to discharge their cargoes for shipment in the Lake Boats on the following morning."

It is intended that the Brockville will leave the beautiful and flourishing village of that name every morning, during the season of navigation, for the head of the Long Sault or what is called "Dickinson's Landing," and return to Brockville in the afternoon, forming a part of the new line of Steam Boats and Coaches to and from Montreal.

The Brockville has two horizontal engines of 40 horse power each, and said to be of an improved construction. Her length is 144 feet - breadth of beam 22 feet 10 inches, and draft of water 3 feet (6)? inches. We wish the enterprising proprietors much success.

p.3 Mr. Burden's New Plan For Boats - not new, being used before by South Sea Islanders. [Herald]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 18, 1834