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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 19, 1834

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p.2 The Town of Brantford - steam boat almost ready for engine. [Brantford Sentinel]

Grand River Improvement - locks to be built to enable steam boats to get within 1 1/2 miles of Brantford. [ibid]

The Black Hawk - This new and elegant steamboat made her first appearance in our Harbor on Monday last, and as will be seen by an advertisement in another column, is hereafter to ply regularly between this place and Ogdensburgh, twice a week. She is a very pretty and we understand fast running boat, and we have no doubt will command a fair share of the public patronage. [Sackets Harbor Courier, July 17th]

The Black Hawk is to touch at Kingston.

Commodore Barrie and J.B. Marks in Montreal; officers, marines and seamen of the Cockburn embark for England. [Montreal Gazette, July 15th]

There is a new arrangement made in the trips of the steam boat United States for the remainder of the season, as may be seen by advertisement. She is expected hereafter to make a trip through the route every fifth day, carrying no freight.

The St. George has also made an alteration in her downward trip. By leaving Niagara at an earlier hour, she will arrive at Kingston early on Thursday morning, instead of at noon.



Niagara and Montreal


The proprietors of the Steamboat United States, finding that the boat is competent to perform the passage in from 30 to 36 hours, have determined to run her through the Lake, from the 20th of July up to the 14th of September, leaving Lewiston and Ogdensburgh alternately, every 5th day, during which time she will carry no freight, but run exclusively for passengers. On the 14th of September she will resume her weekly trips as heretofore advertised.

The Steamboat


(Propelled by Two Powerful Low Pressure Engines)

Capt. R.J. Van Dewater,

Leaves Lewiston at 7 P.M.,

July 22, 27; August 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31; September 5, 10.

Passengers go from Ogdensburgh to Montreal in from 16 to 18 hours.

Leaves Ogdensburgh for Niagara at 8 A.M.

July 20, 25, 30; August 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29; September 3, 8.

Touches at Toronto (late York,) on her upward trip in the evening of the second day; and stops both ways at Youngstown, Niagara, Rochester, Oswego, Sackets Harbor, Kingston, U.C., French Creek, Brockville, and Morristown.

She will be at Oswego, bound upward, on the morning of the second day, and downward in the afternoon of the second day. Passengers from the South will find Oswego, as well as Rochester, a convenient point of embarkation for Niagara Falls, or any ports on Lake Ontario or the St. Lawrence River.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 19, 1834