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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1837

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p.2 Pleasure Trip to Gananoque - on board Commodore Barrie.

We are glad to perceive that the forwarding business has not entirely left the St. Lawrence; during the past week Messrs. Hooker, Henderson & Co. have had 12 arrivals from Montreal - Messrs. Macpherson & Crane several; while a great many more have passed belonging to Messrs. H. & S. Jones and Messrs. Whiting & Co. [Prescott Herald]

We have had several arrivals from Montreal, both by the River and Canal, and as usual, the Canal route has beat the River route very considerably. The barge Traveller would have been in Kingston several days ago, had not she been detained in unloading wheat at Bytown; as it was, she beat the Barge Francis one day.

The steam boat Cobourg which left for Toronto this day, carries with her the first load of Montreal Goods, to the amount of 100 tons. This splendid steam packet is this season in most admirable order, and is said, by some judicious improvement in her boilers, to have increased her speed nearly 2 miles per hour. She has also changed Captains, being commanded at present by Lt. Harper, R.N. who has quitted the St. George to take charge of the Cobourg. She therefore possesses the advantage of being commanded by one of the most experienced seamen on the lake, who, in addition, blends with his seamanship, the manners of a perfect gentleman. [Whig]



Arrangements For 1837.

The Steamers


Have commenced plying, and will continue until further notice, as follows, viz.:

The Great Britain The United States

Captain Whitney Captain Van Cleve

Going up, Leaves Going up, Leaves

Prescott Tuesday Evening Ogdensburgh Sunday afternoon

Brockville do. do. Kingston Monday morning

Kingston Wednesday forenoon Sackett's Harbor do. Noon

Oswego do. do. Oswego do. Evening

Cobourg Thursday morning Rochester Tuesday morning

Port Hope do. do. Toronto do. Evening

Toronto Friday do. And arrives at Youngstown and Lewiston

And arrives at Niagara, Queenston and early on Wednesday Morning.

Lewiston, the same morning. Coming down, Leaves

Coming down, Leaves Lewiston Wednesday at 7 P.M.

Lewiston Saturday, at 2 P.M. Youngstown do. do.

Niagara do. 3 P.M. Rochester Thursday morning

Toronto do. 10 Night. Oswego do. Evening

Port Hope Sunday Morning. Sackett's Harbor do. Night

Cobourg do. do. Kingston Friday morning

Oswego do. Night. And arrives at Ogdensburgh same afternoon.

Kingston Monday Morning.

Brockville do. Noon.

And arrives at Prescott same afternoon.

Passengers leaving Montreal on Monday, will arrive at Prescott in time to take the Great Britain on Tuesday evening; and passengers leaving Montreal on Friday, will be enabled to take the United States on Sunday.

The Steam Boat Dolphin leaves Prescott every Morning (Sundays excepted) for the head of the Long Sault Rapids, and Passengers arrive in Montreal the same evening.

Every information respecting the above Boats, can be obtained by applying as follows: Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, Montreal; Lake Ontario Steam Boat Office, at Prescott; Mr. John Counter, Kingston; Mr. Robert Cooley, Steam Boat Agent, Oswego; and Mr. James Browne, Toronto.

All Baggage at the risk of the owners, unless booked as freight.

May 1st

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1837