The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1840


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p.2 Steamer Traveller - In a late number of this paper we mentioned that Her Majesty's Steamer Traveller, Capt. Harper, had been in considerable danger, in consequence of a severe gale which she recently encountered coming down from Niagara. We have since been informed that the gallant vessel was in no danger whatever, on the occasion in question, - that she rode the storm beautifully, proving herself a first rate sea vessel.

The Weather since our last has assumed a very wintry appearance. Snow has fallen to the depth of about 8 inches, making tolerable good sleighing. The Rideau Canal is now completely closed. Vessels with down freight continue to arrive daily, all of which, with a large quantity now in store, will have to remain here till spring, as nearly all the barges have been already sent below. The Porcupine sailed this morning for Prescott, with seven heavily laden barges in tow, canvass not being available in consequence of North Easterly winds. The Brockville arrived here this morning from Dickinson's Landing, and will continue plying on this route until actually stopped by the ice. The Albion and Kingston are still making their regular trips up the Bay of Quinte. It will be seen by an advertisement in another column, that the new and splendid steamboat Niagara, Captain Sutherland, will leave this Port on Saturday next for Toronto, being the last boat to be despatched for that City this season. We wish her a prosperous voyage.

p.3 Notice - Last Steam Boat For Toronto This Season - The Public are respectfully informed that the Steam Boat Niagara, Captain Sutherland, will leave this Port for Toronto on her last trip, on Saturday next the 28th inst., wind and weather permitting, and will return to Kingston with all possible despatch. Wm. Meneilley, Agent.

Lake & River Steam Boat Office, Kingston 23rd Nov., 1840


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Date of Original:
Nov. 25, 1840
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KN.1719
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1840