Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 1, 1840
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p.1 Trial of Lett; his escape.

p.2 The Steamer United States - This boat so favorably known by the travelling public, had the misfortune to run aground on the head of Point Peninsula, on Monday morning last, on her trip from Ogdensburgh to this place; and from the unavailing efforts made by several steamboats during Monday and Tuesday to get her off, strong fears were entertained for her ultimate safety; but our fears were happily removed on Wednesday afternoon, by her entering our harbor with flying colors. By the timely aid of the steamer Great Britain, she was taken off without material damage, and was enabled to start again on her regular trip the same evening.

No blame is to be attached to her able commander, Capt. Whitney - on the contrary much credit is due to him for his coolness and ability displayed in extricating his boat from an extremely difficult and trying situation. [Sacketts Harbour Journal, June 27th]

Government House, Toronto, June 1st, 1840 - His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, has been pleased to appoint James Peel Bellairs, of the Township of Adelaide, to be Collector of the Customs at Port Burwell, in the room of John Burwell, Esq.

Government House, Toronto, June 10th, 1840 - His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, has been pleased to appoint William Swetman, of the town of Kingston, to be Keeper of the Light House on Presqu'isle, on Lake Ontario.

Welland Canal Notice - Notice is hereby given, that on the 6th of July next, the Welland Canal Company will be prepared to offer Specifications for procuring and delivering Materials for the permanent construction of the Locks on the Canal, to such persons as may be willing to Contract for those Works, on the terms which will be then submitted.

By order of the Board, George Prescott, Secretary.

St. Catharines, June 23rd, 1840


River St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario

Steamboat Notice.

The Public are informed that the following are the Arrangements for this Season:


Between Kingston & Dickinson's Landing

The Ontario, Capt. Hilliard,

The Brockville, Capt. Lawless.

From Kingston at 9 o'clock, Morning -

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the Ontario.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday the Brockville.

From Dickinson's Landing at 4 o'clock, Morning -

Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, the Ontario.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the Brockville.

From arrangements which have been made with the Upper Canada Stage Company, Passengers between Montreal and Kingston, arrive at those places on the afternoon of the second day.

The above boats call at Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott and Ogdensburg, each way.



Between Kingston and Toronto.

The William IV, Capt. Jones,

The Commodore Barrie, Capt. Patterson,

The Cobourg, Capt. Mills.

From Kingston at 9 o'clock, Evening -

Monday and Thursday, the Commodore Barrie,

Tuesday and Friday, the Cobourg,

Wednesday and Saturday, the William IV,

And arrive at Toronto on the evening of the next day.

From Toronto at 9 o'clock Morning -

Monday and Thursday, the Cobourg,

Tuesday and Friday, the William IV,

Wednesday and Saturday, the Commodore Barrie.

And arrive at Kingston early next Morning.

The above Boats call at Cobourg and Port Hope each way, and the Com. Barrie calls at Wellington, Bond Head Harbour, and Whitby (Port Windsor).

Baggage and Parcels at the risk of the owner, unless booked and settled for as freight.


Lake & River Steam Boat Office,

Kingston, U.C., 20th June, 1840.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 1, 1840