The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1834

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p.1 Steamboat Canal - from Oswego to Hudson River - idea is favored in several N.Y. newspapers. [Oswego Palladium]

p.2 Perth - having busy season, Tay Canal has been beneficial; ..."We are informed that a steam boat is to be built this winter, to carry passengers from Perth to Bytown. A good boat, exclusively for passengers, that would be punctual in her hours of starting, we are confident would well repay her owners." [Perth Courier]

Important Public Meeting - at Kingston about water privileges on Rideau Canal, a letter by John McCauley about putting a Rideau Canal lock at Belle Island to provide water power for Kingston. (1 1/2 columns)

Another Man Drowned - knocked out of small schooner by jibing of boom near Upper Brothers on way to Isle of Tanti for wood; the other two men did not know how to manage the boat and could not rescue him; "This must make nearly 30 accidental deaths that have occurred in this town and vicinity during the past year - three-fourths of which took place by drowning."

The Sir James Kempt is still running up the Bay, to the tune of 40% profit, and schooners and other craft are navigating the Lake and River.

p.3 A Card - Messrs. C. & J. McDonald & Co. tender their sincere and grateful acknowledgements to the inhabitants of Gananoque and also to Capt. H. Gildersleeve, the Passengers and Crew of the Steamer Sir James Kempt, for the very active and persevering exertions made in extinguishing the fire, and in rescuing their property from that devouring element on Wednesday evening last.

Gananoque, Dec. 4th, 1834.


At Auction, on the 29th proximo will be sold, without reserve, by the Subscribers, at Montreal, Prescott, Kingston, Port Hamilton, and Dundas, all their


Consisting of Between

Forty and Fifty Barges, 12 Decked Barges,

of late and most approved build;


all with Tackle and Apparel. The foregoing suited for the St. Lawrence trade. At Port Hamilton, a Lot of Boats and Lighters; three-fourths of an acre of Ground, with a small Dwelling House and Ware House thereon, with its furniture. In the Town of Dundas, about one acre of Ground, with a large and convenient Ware House thereon, and its furniture. The Schooner Prescott, now lying at this port; several shares in the Steamer William IV., also an extensive assortment of Merchandize, at this place.

Terms - For purchasers less than £100, Cash; exceeding that sum, three months credit, on approved endorsed paper.

Crane, Hooker & Co. Prescott.

McPherson, Henderson & Co., Montreal.

Prescott, 27th November, 1834.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1834