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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1836

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Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company

Departures 18th - The barge Trader, Capt. Myers (consignees listed.)

May 19th - The barge Noah, Capt. Presham (consignees listed.)

The barge Francis, Capt. Convirette (consignees listed.)

Steamboat Canada - This boat has commenced her regular trips between Kingston and Oswego, as will be seen by reference to an advertisement in the paper, in which the days of sailing are stated. The Canada is well calculated for carrying freight, and the Gentlemen's and the Ladies' Cabins are well fitted up, and every preparation made for the comfort of passengers. She is decidedly one of the ? sea-boats now on the Lake, and the public may confidently expect that every attention will be paid to business. This boat is in the charge of Captain Johnson, whose experience and kind attention ? much promptness and not a little sprinkling of go-ahead propensity, must have a favorable effect on the public.

We have long felt the necessity of a steamboat to ply daily between Kingston and Oswego. ? between these two ports so much correspondence and trade, that such a line has been long asked for, and the present effort made by Messrs. Truax & Phillips, must ? liberal and general encouragement to which this enterprise is evidently entitled.


Niagara Harbor and Dock Company.

Through the politeness of Mr. Cox, Secretary of the Niagara Harbor and Dock Company, we are furnished with the annexed statement of the number of vessels built and repaired by that Company since its organization down to the present time. The Marine Railway at this place is the only one on the Lake, and we observe it is well patronized. The peculiar formation of it enables the Company to repair vessels with incredible despatch, and upon terms almost nominal.

In 1834 the following vessels were taken up and repaired:

Steamboats: Oswego, William Avery, William IV, Canada, United States, Oswego. Schooners: Ariadne, Britannia, Adjutant Clitz, Lord Nelson, George Canning, Prescott, Merchant, Kingston, Pilot.

This year fifteen vessels were repaired on the Railway, and four Schooners built by the Company.

1835 - Steamboats - United Kingdom, Queenston, Canada, Britannia, America, Britannia, Transit.

Schooners - Princess Victoria, John McKenzie, Novelty, Luther Wright, Rochester, Jesse Woods, Margaret, North America, Birmingham, Adjutant Clitz, Kingston.

This year eighteen vessels were taken upon the Railway, one steam vessel built, one lengthened 25 feet, and one schooner lengthened 15 do., by the Company.

From March 1836 - Steamboat - America.

Schooners - Prosperity, Novelty, Commerce, Birmingham, Jesse Woods, Toronto, Prescott, Harriet, Princess Victoria.

The general business of the Company is building and repairing steam-boats and other vessels; making-steam engines, to any power, - mill machinery, - castings of every description, both of brass and iron. The Company keep mechanics constantly employed, at reasonable wages. It is worthy of remark, that many of the repairs made on the above vessels were of such a nature as could not be made at any other port on the lake. [Niagara Reporter]




Capt. N. Johnson,

Propelled by a Low Pressure Engine of 50 Horse Power,

The Only Steam Boat Which Plies Regularly Between Kingston & Oswego.

Will leave Kingston for Oswego on Tuesday, May 24th, at 9 o'clock, A.M., and continue her regular Trips every other day, until further notice.

The Canada, which has run for many years between Toronto and Niagara, is Schooner Rigged, and is well known to be second to none as a safe Sea Boat. She is well calculated to convey both Freight and Passengers, with safety and expedition.

For Freight or Passage, apply to Messrs. Trowbridge & Grant, Oswego, Messrs. Truax & Phillips, Kingston, or to the Captain on board.

Kingston, May 23rd, 1836.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1836