The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1838

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p.2 We must not make use of the old and hackneyed expression that our good Town is enlivened by the busy hum of the mariner making preparation for the summer's commercial campaign, for, in truth, all is preparedness. Spring and this state of preparedness have stolen imperceptibly upon us, for so unusual and extraordinary has been the fall, winter, and so much of the spring weather, as to renew forcibly our fond recollection of the genial climate of merry England.

All the steamboats are ready, and some have already started; for the Traveller left this port on Saturday last for Toronto and Niagara. The Commodore towed the St. George yesterday to the Rail Way, upon which she was taken to undergo some trifling repair. That Leviathan - the Great Britian - will start about the 25th, when the summer's arrangements shall have been fixed by her enterprising owner, the Honourable John Hamilton, to whom, in addition to the high indebtedness of this Province and the commercial interests of the country, we are likely to owe further obligations by the arrangements now on foot, of which we are unable yet to give an outline with any certainty. The Bay of Quinte will, we expect, be soon free of ice.

We postpone any special remarks upon the boats and their commanders, or to notice any changes which may have taken place, until their final arrangements now on foot are notified.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1838