The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1836

Full Text

p.2 Steam Packet Canada - The proprietors of the Canada, anxious to meet the wishes of the trading community, have changed the routes of this Boat, and the trips are now performed daily to and fro between Oswego and Kingston. The trade between these two places is such as to require a direct line of the kind, and perhaps no Boat that touches at this Port has this season contributed more to the interest of the place than the Canada. She is a safe sea Boat and her accommodations are very comfortable. Worthy of patronage and confidence at any time, but doubly so while under the command of Capt. Johnston, the Canada has enjoyed its share of travelling custom, and has we are aware given entire and universal satisfaction. We have frequently heard gentlemen who have taken trips in the Canada, speak in such warm terms of commendation of Capt. Johnston that it is unnecessary that we should dwell upon the subject. It is not the kind attentions and unremitting anxiety to please that alone distinguishes the Captain, but his prompt and efficient attentions to business have been noticed and acknowledged by all who have either shipped or received articles of trade by the Canada. It would be well to encourage this Boat, that the line so long called for and now established may be supported and continued.

The Wolfe - A very neatly constructed little steamer, built by Mr. Hitchcock, and intended to ply as a ferry-boat between this town and Wolfe Island, made her first trip last evening. She makes very good progress, and promises to meet the expectations of her enterprising owner. The castings, we understand, are from Mr. Yarker's Foundry.


On Saturday the 24th September inst. at noon, that highly finished, sound, substantial VESSEL,

well known as the BULLFROG Yacht, now "the Constitutional Reformer Cutter," of 72 tons burthen, built of the best seasoned oak in 1833, having undergone great alterations and improvements, and being now ready for sea; is well adapted for the flour or stave trade, being capable of carrying 3,636 bushels of wheat, or 720 barrels of flour under hatches.


Kingston, U.C. Sept. 17th, 1836.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Sept. 17, 1836
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1836