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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), March 9, 1844

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p.2 Movements of Naval Officers on the Lakes - Lieutenant James Boxer commanding Her Majesty's Steamer Experiment, now lying at Penetanguishene, has been ordered to join the Illustrious, carrying the flag of Admiral Sir Charles Adam, on the Halifax and West India station, his successor Lieutenant Harper, being daily expected from England to take the command. Lieutenant Boxer and Lady's removal is greatly regretted by the inhabitants of this interesting part of the country; as the affability of himself and his officers, have rendered them general favorites. It is rumored and on very good foundation, that the cause of his removal is preparatory to promotion, gallantly earned off the ramparts of Acre. The bay of Penetanguishene is surpassed by none for its beauty and safety, and its peculiar fitness for a Naval Station for the upper Lakes. [Toronto Colonist]



Will be sold by Public Auction, at the Office of the Subscribers, on Thursday, the 21st March instant, the Steamboat


Now lying at Lachine, with Anchors, Chains, Tackle and Furniture. This Boat is nearly new, having only run altogether about six months during the seasons of 1842 and '43. The Hull was built by Mr. Merritt, at the foot of the Current, of the best materials; the Engine made by Ward & Brush, Low Pressure, 27 inch cylinder, 8 feet stroke, and works up to about 30 horse power; wrought iron Shafts, brought from New York.

The Lord Stanley is, without exception, the best tow-boat of her power on the river, and at little expense could enlarge her present means of carrying freight and passengers.

For further particulars, Inventory of Furniture, etc., apply to the undersigned.

Terms of payment will be liberal, and made known at time of Sale.

Bagg & Campbell, Custom House Square.

Montreal, March 5th, 1844.


The Steam Boat


Will on the opening of the Navigation, commence her route on the Bay of Quinte, between Kingston and Belleville, making four weekly trips during the season.

Thomas Greer, Agent

. Kingston, 9th March, 1844


The Steam Boat


Capt. Charles B. Crysler,

Will, on the opening of the Navigation, commence her destined route on the Bay of Quinte, leaving the different Ports as follows:

Leaves Kingston for Belleville

Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Evenings, at 6 o'clock.

Leaves Belleville for Kingston

Every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday Evenings, at 6 o'clock, and Thursday Morning at 7 o'clock.

Touches at the intermediate places as usual. Leaves the River Trent and Carrying Place three times a week.

H. Gildersleeve, Agent.

Kingston, 8th March, 1844.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), March 9, 1844