The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1835

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p.3 Our harbour presents a gay and busy scene. The Lake and Bay Steamboats are in full activity. We counted 17 Schooners at anchor yesterday opposite the Town, which sailed up the Lake this morning, for their destined ports, with a fair breeze. The Ottawa Forwarding Company is in active operation. Five Steam Boats now regularly ply on the Rideau between Kingston and Bytown.


As an impression may have gone abroad unfavourable to the St. Lawrence Inland Marine Insurance Company, in consequence of the delay which took place in the settlement of my claim against the said Company for the Insurance on the Schooner Richard Cartwright, wrecked in October last; and as Owners of Vessels and Merchandise may be thereby deterred from insuring with the Company, to their own serious loss, in consequence of accidents that may happen to their property - I feel it a duty which I owe to the Insurance Company, and to the public generally, to declare thus publicly, that the said St. Lawrence Inland Marine Insurance Company, by their Secretary, A. Jones, Esq., settled with me in the most honourable manner, and that they had sufficient cause, as appeared at the examination of witnesses before the arbitrators, to resist payment of my claim until its justice should be decided by a proper tribunal.

Kingston, 1st June, 1835 John Mowat

Garden Island Retreat

W.J. Ellsworth having rented these premises, begs leave to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Kingston, that he has appropriated part of the house for

Public Accommodation.

The natural advantages of the situation for Parties out fishing, or merely enjoying the air, are proverbial; in addition to which there now are a Wharf and Harbour at which the largest vessel navigating Lake Ontario might moor in safety.

Although the fare kept at this solitary situation cannot, as yet, be equal in variety to what is found in the city, the advertiser trusts that few who call there shall be disappointed, and that his improvements shall keep pace with the increase of patronage..

Kingston, June 3rd, 1835.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1835