The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 20, 1841

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p.2 Ericson Propellers - We have been much gratified in learning from one of the spirited proprietors of the barges which have been fitted up with this machinery, that they have answered their fullest expectations; and the circumstance of one of the barges (herself heavily loaded) having towed down the rapids of the St. Lawrence, in perfect safety, two other barges also heavily laden in a very short time to Montreal, is quite conclusive of the advantage arising out of the adoption of the scheme. Messrs. Sanderson & Murray are well entitled to the thanks of the whole community for its application, and we have no doubt, their enterprise will lead to the extensive application of the propeller. Several Schooners are already building, furnished with these engines which will be ready early in the spring, - and which will produce an important improvement in our communication with the Upper Lakes and Montreal.

Investment For Our Friends on the Bay of Quinte - We understand from good authority that Angus Cameron, Esq., of Garden Island, has contracted with Messrs. Calvin, Cook and Counter, for the building of a Steam Boat, to be ready for sea early in May next - and to be fit for either the Lake or Bay Navigation.- But especially intended for the latter, should Merchants and others residing round the Bay, feel disposed to take up such a portion of the Stock as will secure their influence in her favour. The engine is to be supplied from the foundry of Messrs. Thirkell & Masson. And so far as we are able to learn, the model of the vessel is of the most approved pattern for safety and speed. We further learn that the Steam Boat now building by the Kingston Marine Railway Company is also intended for the Bay of Quinte - and that that enterprising individual Capt. Gildersleeve, on account of the proprietors of the Steamer Sir James Kempt has contracted with Messrs. Thirkell & Masson for her engine. This speaks loudly in favour of the Kingston Foundry - which we are pleased to notice has lately been very much enlarged.

Important - water level in Lake Erie is way down. [N.Y. Evening Express, and Buffalo Commercial]

The St. Lawrence Canal - Public Meeting - to push completion. [Quebec Mercury 13th Nov.]

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 20, 1841