p.2 A New Era in Steam Navigation - It gives us great pleasure to announce to the Mercantile and Agricultural community of the London District, that Messrs. Wood & Hutchison, forwarders, of Port Stanley, are constructing at the Marine Railway at Kingston, two Schooners of 100 tons burthen - to be propelled by Ericson's steam Engines, to run regular trips, twice per month between Port Stanley and Montreal, without discharging their cargoes. They will pass downwards through the St. Lawrence and upwards through the Rideau Canal. The passage downwards to take 5 days, and upwards 6 days- leaving ample time for detention in receiving and discharging freight.
This novel mode of conveyance direct to Montreal from a port in the Province little known, will give facilities to Agriculturalists of embracing the highest market price for their Produce at the shortest possible period- and to the merchants the very great advantage of having their goods from the Montreal Market in 6 days after their selection. [London U.C. Gazette]
Armed Steamships on the Lakes - Both the British armed Steamships are now at Chippewa, ready for service. The Toronto passed down the Niagara on Thursday last, and the Minos, with the sanguinary symbol of St. George flying at the main gaff, yesterday afternoon. The former is the old General Porter, remodelled, and of little account, but the latter is a staunch new craft, that would be an ugly customer in case of hostilities between ourselves and the Bull family. [Buffalo Comm. Advertiser]
To the Editor of the Chronicle & Gazette.
Sir, - As your newspaper will appear some hours before my own redoubted sheet, permit me to take advantage of its columns, as Secretary to the Kingston Regatta, to say, that I anticipate much sport tomorrow. There are already seven sailing boats entered for the Silver Cup; three for the Galley Prize; three for the Four Oared Gig Race; and two only for the Amateur Skiff Race; but these two are both "whales." Although Monday was the last day appointed for receiving the entrance, yet, by permission of the Stewards, I shall keep the book open until the latest hour.
Everything will be on the qui vive early in the day. The Porcupine steamer is chartered expressly for a select party of Kingston Ladies and Gentlemen. The band of the 14th Regt. will be on board H.M.S. Montreal; the 2 Steamers belonging to the Navy will be afloat. The Commodore's Wharf will be open to the public, tents will be pitched for the accommodation of visitors.
Edward John Barker, M.D.
Kingston, 28th July, 1841.
p.S. By the kind permission of Capt. Sandom, Booths for the sale of Refreshments may be erected within the Government enclosures. Tavern keepers are requested to notice this.