p.2 Commerce of Oswego - tonnage figures from Custom House. [Oswego Palladium]
We have not now schooners enough to do the business of our lake, and there is every reason to believe that we shall have double the business next year that we have this. Where shall we find vessels to do it? Every schooner now which is well managed clears from fifty to one hundred per cent on her cost yearly. No better investment can be made. We have timber in abundance - and when the business is such that they will pay for themselves every year or two, why can we not have a sufficient number to do all the freighting that may be required by the commercial operations of our lakes. [ibid]
The New Steam Boat
Capt. James Sinclair,
Propelled by two Low Pressure Engines,
Will, in connection with the Steam Boat Oswego, leave the different Ports on the Lake as follows:
Leaves Kingston Monday Mornings,
Oswego Monday and Thursday Evenings,
Cobourg and Port Hope Tuesday and Friday Mornings,
Toronto for Niagara Tuesday and Friday Evenings.
Leaves Niagara Wednesday and Saturday at Noon,
Port Hope and Cobourg, Wednesday and Saturday Evenings,
and arrives at Oswego on Thursday, where she meets the Steam Boat Oswego, and arrives at Kingston on Sunday, where she meets the Steam Boat Sir James Kempt, which Boats will leave immediately for Prescott and Ogdensburgh.
The Commodore Barrie is one of the best Sea Boats on the Lake, and commanded by one of the most experienced navigators.
Every attention will be paid to passengers. Also to property regularly shipped.
August 1st, 1835.