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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 13, 1836

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p.2 Ship Canal Around the Falls of Niagara - a pamphlet received from Oswego.

The Rideau Canal - It affords us much pleasure to be able to announce to our readers that this most important route is now open for the transmission of goods and passengers, the unfortunate breach at Long Island being now completely repaired.

This will be gratifying intelligence to the merchants of Upper Canada, as of late many vexatious delays have taken place in bringing up goods by the River.

p.3 The Commodore Barrie - This excellent steamer having undergone very extensive and important improvements, is performing her regular trips on the Lake. Her enterprising proprietors, we are happy to learn, have not been disappointed in the very material alterations which they, at very considerable expense, have made in this boat. As they anticipated, her speed is much increased, and she is now among the swiftest boats on the Lake.

The Commodore Barrie plys between Kingston and Toronto, touching at the intermediate places, including Port Windsor, and performs her trips generally in 18 hours.

To mention the handsome accommodations of this boat would be quite superfluous; nor can it be necessary to dwell for a moment upon the good qualities of Capain Patterson, whose merits must be readily appreciated by every person who may travel on this boat and enjoy his kind attentions, or who, in the way of business, may experience his punctuality, promptness and despatch.

To the Editor of the Chronicle & Gazette.

On Monday morning last the Steam Boat Great Britain, Capt. Whitney, with a full freight and 80 cabin passengers started at her usual hour for Prescott. A Gentleman and Lady (entire strangers) who arrived a few minutes too late, made a signal to the Queen of the Western Waters, when her polite and gallant commander put about, returned to the wharf, and took them on board. Such attention cannot fail to have its reward; and the question need be no longer asked, why that splendid and well regulated Boat is always crowded with passengers. We wish that all other boats were equally attentive to the public wants.

-letter to editor by passengers approving of Great Britain and Capt. Joseph Whitney.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 13, 1836