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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1836


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p.2 Ontario and Huron R.R. - to run from Wellington Square, a new town on Burlington Bay, to Goderich on Lake Huron; it will save time over steamboat travel.

The Brockville - In our last number we copied from the Prescott Herald, a spirited account of a race between this beautiful Boat and the Steamer United States. The Brockville does not only appear to be one of the swiftest vessels on these waters, but is handsomely fitted up, approaching nearer the style of the North River Steamers than anything we have in this part of the world. She is at present very deservedly the favorite on the route from Prescott to the head of the Bay of Quinte, where her speed and superior accommodations seem to be fully appreciated by the public. Captain Calder does great justice to the Boat - and his kind and unremitting attentions to the comforts of his passengers, are well and widely known; and if we mistake not, he is a rising star among the veteran Captains on our waters.

It affords us much pleasure to learn that it is in contemplation next season to run the Brockville on her present route, entirely as a Passage Boat. We hope the enterprising owners will persevere in this intention, as a Boat like the Brockville, devoted solely to carrying passengers, unincumbered with goods, would prove of vast public convenience. It is also intended to increase the speed of the Boat materially, by enlarging the Boilers.

p.3 The Wolfe - This pretty little steamer, the property of Mr. Archibald Hitchcock, is now plying as a ferry boat between Kingston and Long Island and must prove a source of great convenience to travellers going by that route. The Wolfe will ply between this and Cape Vincent, when the proposed Canal is opened across Long Island. The Engine, (high pressure ) was made at the Foundry of our enterprising townsman, George W. Yarker, Esq.


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Oct. 5, 1836
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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1836