The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1843

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p.2 It will be seen by advertisement that the Steamer Brockville has been chartered by Jacob Bonter, Esq., well known to the travelling community as Captain of the Kingston, formerly. The Brockville has taken the Kingston's days, the latter vessel having been withdrawn from the route. There are now 4 first-rate steamers on the Bay of Quinte - the Brockville and Prince of Wales forming the morning line, and the Albion and Frontenac the evening line. We are really pleased to see the Brockville running again, as this steamer is unquestionably one of the most commodious vessels afloat on these waters.

woman drowns off steamer Montreal, on way from Montreal to Kingston.

Fort Erie Outrage - port collector Col. Kirby's actions are defended in a letter to Niagara Chronicle.



The Public are respectfully informed, that the Subscriber having chartered the Steamboat Brockville, will, until the close of the Navigaton, ply her on the Bay of Quinte, leaving Greer's Wharf, Kingston, on the mornings of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 o'clock; and Belleville on the Mornings of Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 7 o'clock, touching at all the intermediate Ports, up and down.

N.B. - Passages free for all Reverend Gentlemen of all denominations.


Kingston, Sept. 1, 1843.

Finding of remains of Cartier's vessel Petite Hermaine sunk in brook St. Michel which empties into St. Charles River on north side.

Those curious in such matters have now an opportunity of seeing in operation at the Dock, what is a novelty in Canada, viz. a Diving Bell, by means of which the Company have been strengthening the Railway, and are now cleaning out the basin and slip from such obstructions as in the lapse of time have accumulated therein. The bell is large enough to contain two men who, by means of an air pump, are enabled to remain under water for any period of time that may be required for their operations. The works of the Company are now in excellent order, and the Railway has been strengthened in such a way as to be capable of taking up the largest vessels on the Lake.

We have reason to believe that the Company will forthwith commence the construction of a new steamboat, intended to run between Chippewa and Buffalo in connexion with the Erie and Ontario Railroad - an enterprise, which it is surprising has never been entered upon before, considering the number of capitalists in and about Chippewa. [Niagara Chronicle]

An account of the arrival at Quebec of the Adventurer (sic - Adventure ?) steamer from Toronto, will be found under the head of Shipping Intelligence. This is the first steam vessel that has arrived at Quebec from Toronto. The tonnage of the Adventurer is 58 tons, and here is proof that the navigation is now open for vessels of this class, from the sea to Chicago on Lake Michigan, a distance of about 2000 miles. [Quebec Gazette]

Wesleyan Sabbath Schools - Excursion on Monday the 4th inst. by one of the Royal Mail Steamers, to the Indian Woods. (details of Committee of Management, programme of music, etc.)

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1843