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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1841

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p.2 Report on proposed extension to Black River Canal - from Carthage, N.Y. to Lake Ontario or St. Lawrence River.


Opening of the Navigation.

Our Harbour has for several days past been free from ice, and the different steamers have taken up their respective routes on the lake and river. The St. George left this Port on Sunday evening and the Commodore Barrie on Monday evening, both for Toronto. The Brockville, Capt. Maxwell, proceeded to Dickinson's Landing.

The Royal Mail Steamers - The contract for carrying the mail by water, from Dickenson's Landing to Toronto, commenced yesterday. The mail boats during the season will leave Kingston every evening at 9 o'clock for Toronto, and arrive here from thence at 6 o'clock A.M. Mondays excepted. Cabin passage 30s.

The mail steamers for Dickenson's Landing will leave Kingston every morning at nine o'clock and arrive and arrive here from thence every evening at 8 o'clock. Mondays excepted. Cabin passage 25s.

The Bay of Quinte - The Kingston Capt. Harrison, and the Union Capt. Drummond, will leave this place every alternate day for the various ports on the Bay of Quinte (Sundays excepted) at ? o'clock A.M. and return every evening at 5 o'clock.

The Rideau Company will have a Steamer arrive and depart at and from this port every day during the season, performing the distance from Montreal to Kingston in ? days.

Messrs. Hooker & Henderson, and H. & S. Jones will also have a daily line on the same route (Montreal to Kingston) - as well as Messrs. Sanderson & Murray - some of whose boats will be propelled on the Ericson principle.

The Cobourg will ply during the season between Prescott and Queenston, touching at the various ports, performing ? trip in a week, and affording a pleasant mode of travelling to persons not in a hurry. The Hon. John Hamilton is about placing a daily boat between Kingston and Oswego, by which route the traveller will be enabled to reach New York from this place in 41 hours at an expense of $10.

Opening of the Canals - ...The Rideau Canal will not be open for the purposes of navigation until about the end of the first week in May.




Capt. Harrison,

Will commence her regular Trips on Thursday next, the 22nd inst., between Kingston and the head of the Bay of Quinte, as follows:


Leaves Kingston on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 9 o'clock A.M.


Leaves the River Trent on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, touching at Amherst Island and the intermediate places, on her way up and down.

Kingston, 21st April, 1841.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1841