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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1843

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p.2 Steam Boat Accident - The steamer Sir Charles (Sir Charles Napier - ed.) on her upward trip from Toronto to Hamilton, on Tuesday last, ran ashore near Bronte. Several attempts, made by Captain Colcleugh, in the Admiral, to get her off, have proved ineffectual. We understand that lighters are busily engaged today in trying to float her off. It is said her engines will have to be taken out. [Hamilton Express] The Queen has taken her off.

p.3 Port Hope Harbour - We are glad to observe that the enterprising Company who are proprietors of the harbour, are engaged in extending the eastern pier and replanking the wharf. They intend to raise the end of the western pier immediately, and when that is completed, Port Hope may safely boast that it possesses a harbour which, for safety and convenience, cannot be surpassed by any on Lake Ontario. The Company having bought the Government dredge, which was lying here, for the purpose of refitting and engaging it in enlarging the harbour and keeping the entrance constantly free of obstruction. [Port Hope Gazette]

Port Dover and Hamilton Plank Road - (part) ...Rafts of materials for the construction of the Piers, and for other improvements in the Dover Harbour, are now daily arriving from the places along the lake shore where they are easily obtained.... [Long Point Advocate]



Between Kingston & Montreal.

The Public are informed that the following are the Arrangements for this season:

The Fast Plying and Comfortable Low Pressure Steamers,


Captain Lawless,


Captain Bowen,


Captain Stearns,

Will ply as follows, from Kingston to Coteau du Lac, (45 miles from Montreal)

The Canada,

On Sunday and Thursday mornings at 9 o'clock.

The Gildersleeve,

On Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9 o'clock.

The Highlander,

Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 9 o'clock.

Arriving at Coteau du Lac the same evenings, from which place, passengers are conveyed to the Cascades in Stages - sleep on board the Steam Boat Chieftain, and arrive in Montreal the following morning at 7 o'clock.


From Coteau du Lac the Boats leave as follows, on the arrival of the Mail Stages from the Cascades with passengers from Montreal:

The Highlander,

On Monday and Thursday evenings.

The Canada,

On Tuesday and Friday evenings.

The Gildersleeve,

On Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

Passing through the splendid Long Sault Canal, and arriving at Kingston the following day, about 4 o'clock P.M., in time for passengers to take the Steamers for any port on Lake Ontario.

The Boats pass through the Lake of the Thousand Islands, and over the magnificent Rapids of the St. Lawrence in day light, affording passengers the most desirable, safe and expeditious route between Montreal and Kingston.

The above Steamers call at the following places on their downward and upward Trips - Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott, Ogdensburgh, N.Y., (the latter place at 2 o'clock, P.M. downwards, and at 8 o'clock A.M. upwards,) Matilda, Williamsburgh, Cornwall and Lancaster.

The Royal Mail Steamers on Lake Ontario, ply in connection with the above Boats.

Steam Boat Office, Commercial Wharf, Kingston, July, 1843.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1843