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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1843

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p.3 Beauharnois Canal - Special Commission to investigate this riot. [Montreal Herald]

The St. Ann's Lock, which has now been three years constructing, will be opened today. The Dolphin, and two other steamboats, with a large party of gentlemen, will leave Lachine this morning at six, and pass through, opening the navigation. [ibid]

Successful Voyage - Most of our readers will recollect, that the British steam packet Adventure, Capt. Wm. Taylor, of St. Catharines, was noticed in the Journal, some three or four weeks since, as having passed this place, on her way to Chicago, on an experimental trip - being destined, if the enterprie should meet with sufficient encouragement, to become one in a new line of steam schooners, with Ericsson propellers, between that port and Montreal. We have now the gratification of stating, that the Adventure has returned, with a full cargo - having had a good run, and very flattering encouragement, in the way of business. On her arrival at Chicago, she was hailed by the citizens with much joy, as forming a new era in the commerce of the lakes - being the first vessel that ever hoisted the British flag in that port - and the reception Capt. Taylor met with was very cordial and satisfactory. Her cargo consisted of 3,500 bushels of wheat, 128 barrels of pork and lard, consigned to George Barnett, Esq., of St. Catharines. She was only about nine days coming down, although head winds prevailed most of the time, and, consequently, had to steam nearly the whole distance - thereby demonstrating most clearly, the importance and utility of the Ericsson propellers. Another fact, greatly in their favor, which ought not to be omitted, is, that no extra expense for towing through the canal is required; as we are informed by Capt. Taylor that he steamed the whole length of the canal, both ways, with much greater facility and safety than to be towed by horse power. The Adventure next proceeds to Toronto, as soon as the lock gates are repaired below this, and thence to Montreal. [St. Catharines Journal]

Canal Board - Reduction of Tolls - urged for Erie Canal. [Oswego Herald]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1843