The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1837

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p.2 Party appointed to explore country between Lake Huron and the Ottawa River [Bytown Gazette]

Extraordinary Quick Passage - The schooner Erie and Ontario, the property of Messrs. Park & Brothers, of Colchester, left that place on Thursday evening June 22d, and arrived at Prescott on Tuesday following the 27th, after being detained 2 days in the Welland Canal. This is we believe the quickest passage on record. [Prescott Herald]

On Saturday the Steamboat Newcastle, which has been recently finished and fitted up at a considerable expense by Walter W. Boswell Esq. of this Town, left Sully Landing, Rice Lake, for Peterboro, this being her first trip. She proceeded along the Rice Lake and up the Otonabee River in gallant style, crowded with passengers. until she came to Cambleton - where an unfortunate accident befell one of the wheels, rendering it useless; notwithstanding this, she continued on the trip, and ascended the rapids with one wheel only, thus putting any fear of future failure beyond a doubt.

The Sir F.B. Head passed her on her way up, and several rounds of hearty cheers were interchanged between the Boats.

The Newcastle at present lies at Peterboro, where she is being repaired, and we understand that she will commence her regular trips about the latter end of the week. She is intended to touch at Asphodel Bridge as well as Sully.

We wish every success to her enterprising Proprietor. [Cobourg Globe]

Petition of A. McNabb and others of the Town of Kingston to House of Assembly, relative to the Ottawa & Rideau Lock on the St. Ann's Rapids - with one letter, signed by Stockholder, which appeared in the Montreal Herald in Feb. 1836, and another signed No Stockholder, both of which defend the Company's position. (1 1/2 columns)

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1837