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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1837

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p.1 The Steamer Traveller - This now really beautiful boat has resumed her trips to and from this port, Toronto, Port Hope, Cobourg and Rochester. We felt exceedingly gratified on visiting her yesterday, to witness the extensive and very useful improvements made in this favourite vessel. The Ladies' Cabin is greatly enlarged, and fitted up in a very superior style - now containing sixteen berths, tastefully and elegantly arranged with all the necessary additions. The Gentlemen's Cabin has also been very much enlarged, and finished in first rate style. A beautiful promenade deck has been also added, and the entire vessel undergone a complete thorough repair. The comfort of Steerage passengers has not been overlooked, but such useful alterations and improvements made as has put the spirited proprietors to an expense little short of £1000. So that if this fine boat does not command a very extensive share of public patronage this season, it cannot be laid to the inattention or want of enterprise on the part of the indefatigable proprietors, nor the well known and highly appreciated character of her gentlemanly and accommodating commander, Captain Sutherland. Our limited space will not allow us to enter more fully into the merits of this beautiful and comfortable boat, but we would advise all travellers, from the Rocky Mountains to the extreme Gulph (sic) of the St. Lawrence, to come by this route, and even to wait a day, if necessary, in order to be enabled with us to say, that the Traveller is now one of the finest and best boats that ever crossed Lake Ontario.

The lovers of good wine and an excellent table had better not take our report, but examine for themselves. [Hamilton Gazette]

p.2 Fortunate Escape - a scow loaded with wood upsets on way from Long Island to Kingston, and three men rescued.

p.3 The navigation of the Rideau Canal may now be said to be open. The steamer Bytown, Captain Bowen, and the Cataraqui, Captain Chalmers, will leave this port for Bytown early tomorrow morning. These fine vessels are heavily laden with Pork and Flour.

The Steamer Cobourg, Capt. Harper, arrived in our harbor this morning from Toronto on her first trip downwards. She has undergone a thorough repair and is now in excellent condition.

a letter to editor, replying to previous letter about canal from Rice Lake to Lake Simcoe, which indicated that mistakes were made in his work, signed by N.H. Baird, Civil Engineer.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1837