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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1834

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p.1 Sketch of Mr. Burdens Boat and Experiments [New York Star copied by Montreal Daily Advertiser]

p.2 Emigration - At the Port of this city there have arrived since Tuesday last, by the Steamer United States, 30; by the United Kingdom, 60; by the Great Britain, 230; the Constitution from Rochester, 40; the St. George, 350; and by the William Fourth, 153 - altogether 863, near 200 of whom came via New York and Oswego or Rochester, making in the aggregate 9000 who have come to this part of Upper Canada this season.

The Cobourg has been detained here during the past week in consequence of having broken her shaft. A new one being supplied, however, she recommenced her regular trips last evening; having left this for Prescott, viz. Port Hope, Cobourg, Oswego and Kingston at 9 P.M. [Toronto Courier]

Lakes Huron and Simcoe - a survey to see if they can be joined by a canal. [Cobourg Star] and [Toronto Courier]

- more on steamer William Avery and alleged misuse of Emigrants - 2 letters.

p.3 Mr. Editor, - How is it that the advertisements of the Steamboat Kingston do not appear in the Chronicle along with the notices of other boats? Is it because the yankee tinge is too glaringly stamped on the face of that vessel, to qualify her advertisements to appear in the tory columns of the old Chronicle?

A Kingstonian.

We have great pleasure in giving publicity to the following facts, which so clearly demonstrate the advantages of the Rideau Canal. It is by such comparative statements as are here given by Messrs. Rose & Cameron under their own hand, that the cavils of jealousy and the objections of selfish interest will be silenced far more effectually than by the reasoning of public writers on the merits of the canal. We hope that our other Merchants will report such business transactions as bear on this subject, that the public may possess a correct acquaintance with the superiority of the Rideau route, and may transmit their orders accordingly. The present case has put the experiment fairly - as the same number of chests, of equal weight, was sent by both routes, and the chests by the Rideau came in less time, and at one third less expense than the others took and cost by the River. [Herald]

Sir; - At the present crisis, when the utility of the Rideau Canal is unknown to many, and wilfully misrepresented by others, we deem it our duty in common with the inhabitants, and especially the Merchants of Kingston, to contribute any fact that may come to our knowledge as public evidence in support of a truth which none but anonymous writers will venture any longer to contradict; viz. That the Rideau Canal is the speedier, cheaper and safer route for baggage or merchandize from Montreal to the Upper Province.

Having ordered ten chests of tea some weeks ago, with particular directions to send them by the Rideau, our Agent (contrary to our desire) despatched five of these by the Rideau line, and the other five by the Canada Forwarding and Insurance Company, Brockville, stating as his reason for so doing, that whichever of the routes was most expeditious, we should benefit thereby, being much in want of the article. The Teas by the Rideau arrived the first, the amount of all charges for carriage to Kingston is 12s. 10 1/2d. Charges on the other five chests by the St. Lawrence, 18s. 7d., although of equal weight. Further comment on the subject, would, to most people, seem unnecessary.


Kingston, 1st July, 1834.

Died - On the 29th ult. Robert Moore, Esq. for many years Master Shipwright of His Majesty's Dockyard at this station, aged 55 years.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1834