p.2 Rideau Canal - rate of Tolls discussed in article in Montreal Gazette; this paper disagrees.
p.3 Welland Canal Navigation - We are authorized by the Chief Engineer, Mr. Power, to state, that the canal will be in complete readiness for navigation throughout, in course of the ensuing week; but from the state of the ice at Port Colborne, he thinks it quite probable that vessels will not be able to pass out, before the latter part of the first week in May.
The utility of deepening the Feeder, and constructing the Branch Cut, is now strikingly apparent; as the mouth of the Grand River has been clear of ice. In ordinary seasons, there is no doubt but that the navigation will be open three weeks earlier.
Lake Ontario Steamboats - The Chief Justice Robinson - Capt. Hugh Richardson - Lake Ontario has long been distinguished for the size, speed and splendour of its Steamboats. Another has just been added to the number. The Chief Justice Robinson is a new boat of the first class, and made her first trip on Monday last. She is to run daily between Lewiston and Toronto, touching at Queenston, Niagara, etc. She is one of the finest and fastest boats upon the Lake, commanded by that experienced and gentlemanly officer, Capt. Hugh Richardson, who has been long and favorably known to the travelling public. He is on Lake Ontario what Charles M. Reed is on the Upper Lake - being the exclusive owner of three steamers on that lake - the Chief Justice Robinson, the Transit and the Queen Victoria, is wealthy, and what is better, deserves to be so, for his liberality, public spirit and enterprize. [Buffalo Gazette]
The Subscribers hereby give notice that they will not pay any debt contracted by any one in their employ; by masters of Schooners, Steamboats or Barges, or any other person, unless the same is duly authorized by themselves in writing, or by their agent, Mr. Wm. J. McDonell.
H. & S. JONES.
Kingston, May 1st, 1843.