p.1 Travels in Upper Canada - discription of Oakville, at mouth of 16 Mile Creek; shipbuilding - already built several schooners, two steamboats, a dredging machine, and another steamboat on the stocks; Wellington Square also described. [Montreal Gazette]
p.2 The substantial and spacious wharf erected last year at Wellington by Archibald McFaul, Esq. has stood well during the winter, notwithstanding all the heavy gales to which it has been exposed. It has not been injured at all, and the enterprizing proprietor is now beginning to reap the advantages of it, for on Sunday morning last, the schooner Wellington came in, and notwithstanding that it blew very hard from the South-west, during the whole of Monday, Capt. Burns declares that he never lay so comfortably at Kingston, during a storm, as he did at Wellington. And as a proof of it, we may mention, that the Schooner took in 3000 Bushels of wheat and peas, and 200 Barrels of Pork, and left the wharf on Tuesday morning, with the greatest ease on her trip downwards.
We understand that the Commodore Barrie has engaged to stop at the wharf once a week, on her way to and from Toronto, and we doubt not but that the business will soon become so profitable, that other Steamboats will follow her example. [Traveller]
p.3 The navigation of the Bay of Quinte is now open, and the Bay and River boats are performing their regular trips from Prescott to the River Trent. The Rideau Canal will be open about the 3rd of 4th of May.
letter to Editor of Montreal Gazette, replying to Brockville merchants who are against the Forwarding Combine; the writer takes the opposing view - signed A Forwarder. (full column)
THE STEAM BOAT
Capt. Jacob Herchmer.
This well tried Sea Boat having been chartered by the Hon. John Hamilton and Jacob Herchmer, and having undergone a thorough repair, will during the season of navigation ply regularly twice a week between Kingston and Toronto, touching at the undermentioned ports as follows:
Leaves Kingston every Monday and Thursday evening at 6 o'clock.
Leaves Cobourg every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6 o'clock.
Leaves Port Hope every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 7 o'clock.
Leaves Whitby every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 11 o'clock.
Leaves Toronto every Tuesday at 12 o'clock night, Saturday 9 A.M.
Leaves Whitby every Wednesday 6 A.M., Saturday 1 P.M.
Leaves Port Hope every Wednesday 10 A.M., Saturday 5 P.M.
Leaves Cobourg every Wednesday 11 A.M., Saturday 6 P.M.
All Baggage and Parcels at the risk of the owners unless booked and paid for.
Freight payable on delivery, and no credit for passages.
Kingston, 1st May, 1837.
The Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company, to secure the efficient management of their business, have entered into arrangements with Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, by whom it will be hereafter conducted. Mr. Macpherson will assume the direction of the operations here, and Mr. Crane at Kingston.
Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Co.
by John Frothingham, President
The undersigned have made further arrangements with the Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Co. than those first entered into, in consequence of which they will assume the management of all its operations in conjunction with their own.
Intending still to continue their business on the St. Lawrence as heretofore, they will have it in their power to afford to the public a choice of routes, and will always be punctual in attending to instructions which may give a preference to either
Montreal, April 18th, 1837 MACPHERSON & CRANE