The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1840

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p.1 We had yesterday, the gratification of seeing a most beautiful Launch, (the second this spring,) from Messrs. Macpherson & Crane's Ship Yard, of a first class Schooner, called the Rose, measuring 85 feet keel. She was masted and rigged on the stocks, sails bent and ready for sea, and left this port for Kingston immediately after being launched. She does her builder, Mr. Collings, great credit, seeming remarkably stiff under her large spread of canvass. She is sailed by Capt. Wm. Twohy, the youngest of (our worthy Townsmen,) the brothers of that name. [Prescott Register]

p.2 The Ontario Steamer - The Prescott Register of the 21st inst. says:

The steamer Ontario has returned here, having accomplished sufficient of her task, to satisfy those best qualified to judge thereof, that she will be able to overcome the whole; indeed, it seems now to amount to a moral certainty, that she will be able to ascend Long Sault Rapids. She returned here merely to receive her finish and furniture, and to be put in proper trim - as from her immense length it was found that her bow run out of the water in ascending the Rapids; from this we would infer, that a considerable tonnage of Merchandise might be stowed on her forward, by way of balancing, which would thus materially aid in the quick transit of goods. And as we learn from a private source, on which much reliance may be placed, that a Rail Road will certainly be made from Montreal to Coteau du Lac, the Ontario in conjunction therewith, will bring us within a morning trip of Montreal.

p. 3 Bay of Quinte - The New Steam Boat Albion, W. T. Johnson, Master, leaves Kingston for the head of the Bay every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Mornings, at Nine o'clock precisely, and leaves Belleville every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Morning at 7 o'clock.

This Boat touches at all the Intermediate Towns and stopping Places, both in her upward and downward Trips, with the exception of the Isle of Tanti, at which place she stops four times a week - Monday and Friday, downwards, Tuesday and Saturday, upwards.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1840