p.2 On the Kyanizing Process for Preventing Decay in Wood [Monthly Review for March]
(3 full columns) (used in some lake vessels - ed.)
THE ERICSON PROPELLER.
It gives us pleasure to learn, that the Ericson propeller is so much approved of, that it is to be applied to 4 large barges intended to ply on the Lachine, Ottawa, and Rideau Canals, now building for Messrs. Sanderson and Murray, and that the necessary engines will be ready shortly after the opening of navigation, 3 of them being built at New York and 1 in this city.
We have seen a very ingenious model of the engine and propeller, in the course of being built in this city, which was constructed by Mr. Nelson Walker, previous to his viewing any application of it's powers to vessels on this Continent, and which was intended to be affixed to one of Messrs. Murray & Sanderson's boats, before any communication had been made with Mr. Ericson on the subject. Nothing can exceed the simplicity of this model, and as it's efficacy has been tested, Mr. Walker is entitled to much praise for his ingenious contrivance founded on a mere theoretic sketch of Ericson's invention. [Montreal Gazette, 20th March]
The Ericson Propeller - It will be seen by an advertisement in our subsequent columns, that our friend Capt. Van Cleve has become interested in this truly important invention, and is now about introducing it upon our waters; and we understand our forwarders contemplate establishing a daily line of freight schooners with these propellers between Oswego and Cleveland during the next season, which will insure the transportation of goods from New York to Ohio by this route in 9 days without any reference to weather. [Oswego Whig]
It is stated in the Chronicle & Gazette that the Hon. John Hamilton has made arrangements for running a daily boat between Oswego and Kingston on the opening of navigation - leaving Kingston in the morning and Oswego in the afternoon, probably after the arrival of the packet boats and stages from Syracuse. A daily mail is also to be established between the two places, and proposals for carrying it have been made by the Post Master at Kingston. As we have before stated, the completion of the rail road from Oswego to Syracuse will lead to the establishment of a daily mail from this port to all the principle ports on Lake Ontario and the river St. Lawrence. Let these things be kept before the people. We occupy a commanding position of unsurpassed if not of unequalled natural advantages by our close connection with the vast regions watered by the great lakes and rivers, and stretching from the St. Lawrence to the Mississippi. [Oswego Herald]
Steam Boat Navigation on Lake Ontario - It gives us pleasure to inform our travelling friends and the public, that arrangements are already made, which will afford increased facilities for travel on our lake. The St. Lawrence and United States Steamers will form a daily line between this place and Niagara. The Steam Boat Oneida, and either the Express or Telegraph will form a daily line between Oswego and Ogdensburgh, and either the Express or Telegraph will ply daily between Oswego and Kingston. This is certainly a flattering commencement, and augers well for the coming season. [Oswego Whig]
Naval Defence on Lake Ontario - We have just seen a petition to the Secretary of the Treasury for a revenue cutter on our lake. We are pleased at the move. While the British Government are guarding themselves at all points on the frontier, and while they have already, we believe, two steamers of war to navigate this lake, and protect her interests, as yet we have nothing. The commercial interests of our community and the different ports on this side, which are of greater magnitude than those on Lake Erie, require a corresponding protection; and as an appropriation has been made by Congress for repairing and building vessels of war, we hope our position, our interests will not be forgotten. Let the petitions circulate widely and freely, and we are confident our application will not be lightly regarded. [Oswego Whig]
Ship Blocks and Pumps - The Subscriber begs leave to inform the Public that he has commenced business in the above line at Mr. Cartwright's Wharf, where he will supply all who may favor him with their custom, with any quantity and size of Ship Blocks, Dead Eyes, Hoops, Hanks, Handspikes, etc., etc. Likewise - Pumps for Wells and Vessels; all warranted good - and will be sold at moderate prices. Orders thankfully received, and punctually attended to. Kingston, 24th March, 1841. Alex Skinner.