The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Feb. 1, 1834

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p.1 Gale at Buffalo - letter dated the 13th gives details - ... The wharves are much injured the whole length of the creek. Some of the vessels broke loose from their moorings. The starboard wheelhouse of the Steamboat New York was blown off. A. Eaton's wharf is materially damaged....

p.3 Welland Canal - discussed in House of Assembly, suggested that it be taken over by the Province. [2 articles, one from York Courier]

Niagara Ship Canal - citizens of Cleveland, Ohio, in favor of Oswego and Lake Ontario route to get goods to New York.

The Rideau Route - It affords us much pleasure to learn that the Ottawa Steam Boat Company are making very extensive preparations, in connection with the proprietors of Steam Boats which are ready to ply on the Rideau Canal, to carry freight and passengers from Montreal to Kingston by that route, at as cheap a rate as has heretofore been charged via the River Saint Lawrence. It is proposed that the Boats of this Company shall accomplish the trip from Montreal to Bytown in less than 24 hours - and from Bytown to Kingston in 36 or 40 Hours.

We regret however to find that the barrier which obstructed the navigation at this end of the Canal last season still exists - we allude to the shallows on this side of the Kingston Mills. We really hope that those that have the power will immediately attend to the removal of this impediment. The opening of the navigation being now so near at hand, there is not a moment to be lost.

When the Long Island Canal is completed, and a steamboat plies five or six times a day between Kingston and Cape Vincent, the summer communication will be rendered as easy and advantageous as that which is afforded by the artificial bridge of winter.

We understand, (says the Montreal Herald) that Mr. Baird, Civil Engineer, has been requested by Sir John Colborne to re-examine the natural cut which was lately formed between Long Point and Lake Erie, previous to devising measures to complete the communication which nature has so well begun.


At a meeting of the Managing and Building Committee of the Steam Boat to be built at Prescott, to ply between that place and Montreal, held on the 23rd it was

Resolved - That in consequence of the Stock having been nearly taken up, and in order to expedite the building of said Boat, that an instalment of Ten per cent be paid in, on or before the 15th of February proximo, to Alpheus Jones, Esq. Treasurer, Prescott.

L. Hilliard, Sec'y.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Feb. 1, 1834