Opening of the Welland Canal.
Copy of a letter received a few days since by Messrs. Buckley & Claire, Forwarding Merchants, of this village:
Welland Canal Office,
24th March, 1836.
Gent. - I am desired by the Board of Directors, to acquaint you that the Engineer reports the Welland Canal will be ready for free navigation on the15th day of April, the trifling repairs necessary being nearly completed.
John Clark, Sec'y. W.C. Co.
[Sackett's Harbor Courier]
The Transit, Captain Richardson's beautiful vessel, is ready to start the moment her icy fetters are broken, - and our old safe and comfortable friend the Canada, is ready to follow in her wake - we hear she is intended to go to some port to the eastward - and if the ice remains much longer, we shall as sure as eggs are eggs, see the gallant Captain as he has done before, cut his way out.
The Cobourg is also nearly ready, her boilers have undergone a most perfect overhauling and are rendered as strong as rivets and braces can make them, we have no doubt she will prove as safe a boat as any on Lake Ontario, we are told that £500 have been expended on the boilers alone.
The Traveller makes alternate trips every day to or from Niagara a great comfort to those Ladies and Gentlemen living in that direction. She usually does the passage in 2 hours and 3/4.
The Oakville steamer has been purchased by our spirited townsman, N. Hewson Esq. and will immediately resume her regular trips between this town and Toronto. [Hamilton Gazette]
p.3 Improvement of the Trent - a letter to editor (1 1/2 columns).
Lumber Merchants - are respectfully informed that the new Steam Boats Toronto and Lady Aylmer will tow Rafts at reasonable rates between Montreal and Quebec. The Lady Aylmer towed upwards of 100 Rafts last season, without losing any Timber.
For terms apply to Fr. Mullen, Agent at Montreal.
M. Hart, Agent at Three Rivers.
J.C. Hart, Agent at St. Peters Street, Quebec.
5th April, 1836.