The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1840

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p.1 Commencement of Our Public Improvements - Welland Canal to be enlarged.

The Tamarack or American Larch - it's use in shipbuilding. (2 columns)

The Highlander - This splendid steamer, built by the late Mr. Hale, for Messrs. McPherson, Crane & Co., under the particular superintendance of Captain A. Whipple, - made her trial trip yesterday morning. She left the wharf at Coteau du Lac at twenty three minutes past eight, and arrived at Lancaster - distance twenty-one miles - in one hour and nineteen minutes, and returned to the Coteau in one hour and seven minutes and a half. The Highlander is 180 feet long, and 23 1/2 feet beam. Her model very much resembles the beautiful Lake Champlain steamers, Burlington and Whitehall. The engine was made by Messrs. Ward & Co., by which they have added much to their reputation in that line. She has 11 feet stroke. Her water wheels are 24 feet diameter, and make 26 revolutions per minute. Her horse power is not yet ascertained; but some of her friends will back her for speed, against any boat now on the waters in Canada. [Transcript]

The Ontario Steamer - It is with great pleasure we learn, that on Monday, this fine vessel descended part of the Long Sault, and ascended with ease, what is allowed to be the most difficult part of the whole Rapid. The Ontario has since proceeded to the Coteau du Lac, and will, it is expected, be here this evening, after accomplishing this great and important experiment.

Her Majesty's Birthday Celebrations - (part) The Royal Navy and Marines took a prominent part in the ceremonies of the day. About 12 o'clock, Her Majesty's steamer Experiment, havng several Gun Boats in tow, fired a salute, making altogether a very imposing appearance....

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1840