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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1834

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p.2 St. Lawrence Canal - the public does not agree with Engineer's choice of route for new canal. [Cornwall Observer]

Captain Gildersleeve's new Steam Boat was launched yesterday afternoon, and now sits on the element whose bosom she adorns, as beautiful a specimen of marine architecture as ever came from a building yard on Lake Ontario, reflecting great credit on the enterprise and taste of all parties concerned. We were pleased at the current rumour that this fine ornament to our inland waters was to be called the Cataraqui, the aboriginal name of Kingston; yet we were equally pleased when we heard that by her baptismal rites, the name of a gallant and much esteemed public officer was to be perpetuated among us, - that of Commodore Barrie. The new vessel is to be worked by an engine of 70 horse power, and is expected to be ready about the first of July. Success to the Commodore Barrie!

Accident - mate drowns off steamer United Kingdom at Prescott. [Herald]




The Steamer


Has been fitted up in the first rate style; she has canvass curtains all around her Awning Deck to protect emigrants from the weather. The alterations made in her boilers and engine have added very much to her speed.


Will leave Prescott, every Monday afternoon.

Brockville, every Monday evening.

Kingston, every Tuesday morning.

Cobourg, every Wednesday morning.

Port Hope, every do. do.

will arrive at Toronto (late York) every Wednesday noon, and at Niagara every Wednesday evening.


Will leave Niagara, every Friday, at 3 P.M.

Toronto, every Friday evening,

touching at Port Hope, Cobourg, Kingston and Brockville, and arrive at Prescott every Sunday at noon. Passengers by this boat, from Niagara Falls, will arrive in Montreal every Monday afternoon, and Quebec every Tuesday morning.

N.B. This boat will run to meet the steamboat on Lake Erie, which goes as far as Sandwich, whence the Canada Company's boat will be in readiness to take passengers immediately to Goderich.

May 1st, 1834.


The Fast Sailing Steamer


Capt. Jacob Herchimer,

Will leave the head of the Bay of Quinte, for Kingston and Prescott, every Monday and Thursday morning at 3 o'clock; and touching at the intermediate Ports, will arrive at Kingston at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of those days, and will arrive at Prescott in time to meet the Montreal Stage on Tuesday and Friday morning.


She will leave Prescott every Tuesday and Friday afternoon, immediately after the arrival of the Montreal Stage; will leave Kingston at 8 o'clock every Wednesday and Saturday morning, and will arrive at the Carrying Place in time to meet the York Stage.

Passengers leaving the Head of the Bay on Monday and Thursday morning, will arrive at Montreal on Tuesday and Friday evening.

Packages and Luggage at the risk of the owner, unless booked and paid for.

Kingston, May, 1854.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1834