The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1839

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p.2 To the Editor of the Chronicle & Gazette.

Sir; - Some time last summer a representation was made to the then principal proprietor of the Steam Boat Traveller, that if her stock was not exclusively owned by residents in Canada, she would, if continued on the same route, be seized as a ? trader; now I should like to know why the Steam Boat Dolphin, (being an American vessel, and chiefly owned by American citizens,) should be allowed the privilege of not only calling alternately, but actually Coasting! a privilege which no other boat on the Lake can enjoy.

I hope the same officer may take the matter in hand, and expel her from the route she is at present on; for why should Americans be supported by those very persons whom they are endeavouring to enslave and impoverish by their unhallowed sympathy. Off with her immediately, I say, it is the wish of the majority of the inhabitants and travellers.

I remain

Your obedient servant

A British Tar.

Kingston, 18th June, 1839.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1839