The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1835

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p.3 Bay of Quinte Lyrics - a poem about trip on steamer Kingston.

Ottawa and Rideau Company.


Aug. 30th - Steamboat Thomas McKay, Capt. Chambers, with barge Jane in tow, having nearly 100 Emigrants and being loaded with merchandise (list of consignees).

Aug. 31st - The Steamer Margaret, Capt. Morehouse, loaded with Emigrants and having barge Hope and Le Batteau in tow. The Margaret towed the Sophia as far as Kemptville, to which place the goods were consigned (list of consignees). Le Batteau belonged to Government, and was loaded with stores.

Sept. 2nd - Steamer Rideau with barges Emigrant and Dolphin in tow, having upwards of 70 passengers, and being loaded with merchandise (list of consignees).

Sept. 3rd - Steamer Bytown, Captain Robins, with emigrants - Cabin passengers - Sir Charles Grey, the Hon. Captain Rous, Commodore Pell and Lieutenant Richardson, well pleased with the route of the Canal.

Sept. 6th - Steam boat Thomas McKay, having about 40 emigrants on board. The cabin passengers....were much delighted with the route of the Canal, and spoke highly of the superior accommodations of the Company's Boats.

Sept. 7th - Steam boat Margaret, with barge Mary in tow, heavy laden with merchandise for the upper Lake (list of consignees).

Sept. 8th - Steam boat Rideau, Capt. Bowen, with passengers, and having those fine barges Trader and Iroquois in tow, deeply laden with goods, and about 50 passengers (list of consignees).

N.B. The Whig will do well to correct his last Canal Report, by copying the above.


Aug. 31st - The steam boat Thomas McKay, Chambers, with pork and whiskey, for Bytown.

Sept. 2nd - The steamer Margaret, Moorhouse, with 20 bbls. pork from R. Scobell for G. & H. Lang, Bytown, and other merchandise.

Sept. 3rd - The steamer Rideau, Bowen, with pork, apples, etc., for Bytown.

Aug. 31st - The barge Jane, per St. Lawrence, with flour, ashes and Government Stores.

Sept. 1st - The barge Hope, per St. Lawrence, with flour and starch (list of consignees).

Sept. 3rd - The barge Dolphin, 48 bbls. potash and Government Stores.

Sept. 3rd - The barge Emigrant, with Government Stores, flour and potash.

By particular Request, the Steam Boat Sir James Kempt will leave Kingston for Prescott tomorrow (Sunday) at Noon. Kingston, Sept. 12th, 1835.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1835