The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1843

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p.3 The immense breach in the St. Lawrence Canal which had the effect of interrupting the navigation of the Long Sault Rapids upwards, has been completely repaired, as well as several other portions of the embankment puddled, and rendered apparently strong and watertight. The guard lock at the upper end will be opened tomorrow for the purpose of filling the Canal, and by Monday next, it is expected that the Gildersleeve will pass through to Kingston. We sincerely trust that the navigtion will sustain no further obstruction from any inefficiency in the canal. [Cornwall Observer]

Elopement Frustrated - by Capt. Twohy of steamer America, which runs between Rochester and Toronto. [Rochester Democrat]

Steamboat Kingston - The public will be surprised to learn that this boat has been taken off the Bay. Mr. Bethune declines longer to continue his boat on a route that will not meet expenses. Fully satisfied, that if Capt. Harrison could not make a Boat pay on the Bay of Quinte no other man could, and of this there can be no doubt. We feel it a duty we owe to Captain Harrison to say, there never was a commander on the route, who more deservedly obtained the respect and good will of all people, and at any time, that he may return to his station, we are sure he will be greeted with a hearty welcome. [Belleville Intelligencer]

For the Chronicle & Gazette.

Carrying Place, Aug. 25, 1843.

Sir; The undersigned, the Committee superintending the erection of a Protestant Episcopal Church in the village of Consecon, in the District of Prince Edward, beg leave to offer you their sincere thanks for the very handsome manner in which you handed over to the Hon. R.C. Wilkins the sum of 5 Pounds 5 Shillings, being the proceeds of your first trip up the Bay of Quinte, in the steamer Frontenac, on Thursday last, in aid of the funds for building the said Church. Impressed with a strong sense of your kindness and generosity on this occasion, the Committee feel it but due to you and to themselves thus publicly to record this acknowledgement of their gratitude.

Philip George Bartlett,

Robert C. Wilkins,

Joshua M. Cadman,

John Young,

E.D.S. Wilkins.

To Capt. George Ives, of the Steamer Frontenac.

The steam propeller Samson, on her last trip from Buffalo to Chicago and back, was absent only 13 days.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1843