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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1843

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p.2 Buffalo - It's Commercial Advantages - compares Welland and Erie Canals - (2 full columns). [Buffalo Commercial]

p.3 Tolls on Salt and Coal Removed at Welland Canal

Collision of Queen and Sydenham - Queen floated. [3 articles from Montreal Gaz.]

On Saturday last a new steamer was launched in capital style, by the Niagara Harbour and Dock Co., and was in due form christened the Commerce. She is a beautiful model, and is to be furnished with engines of 55 h.p. If she does not turn out a "clipper", she will greatly contradict her looks. [Niagara Chronicle]

Navigation of the Welland Canal - Some apprehension having been manifested, by Masters of vessels, and others interested in the trade through this route, (originating, no doubt, from the many unfounded reports respecting it, set afloat by individuals concerned in the business of rival channels of communication with the "great West,") that the navigation of the canal, this season, would be liable to continual and vexatious obstructions and hindrances, from the operations of the workmen engaged on the new works now in progress thereon - the principal Engineer in charge has deemed it expedient to give public notice, "that no interference on the part of the contractors will be permitted: the navigation must proceed, without regard to their interest or convenience; and if any delay should be caused by the contractors, or persons employed by them, or by the Board of Works, the Captains are requested to give information thereof, to the Engineer, who will immediately remove such persons from the work." [St. Catherines Journal]



Opposition from Kingston to Dickinson's Landing, and vice versa.

Fare Reduced.

The Public are hereby informed that the Steamer


Captain Maxwell,

well known to the Travelling Public, is now running between Kingston and Dickinson's Landing, at reduced rates.

Will leave John H. Greer's Wharf, Kingston at 8 o'clock, morning, for Dickinson's Landing, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, arriving at Dickinson's Landing in time for the Montreal Stages; and will leave Dickinson's Landing for Kingston, after the arrival of the Montreal Stage, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving at Kingston in time for Toronto, Oswego, and Lewiston boats.

Passengers from Montreal will only pay the Stage line as far as Dickinson's Landing. The Brockville will call at Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott, Ogdensburgh, Matilda, and Williamsburgh, each way.

Kingston, 27th May, 1843.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1843