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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1831


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p.3 The Great Britain - This anxiously expected Steamer arrived from Prescott on Sunday evening, with the first division of the 66th Reg't on board. The weather was rainy, and therefore but few of the inhabitants had an opportunity of gazing on the most magnificent vessel of the kind that ever approached our harbour. We, in common with hundreds of others, visited the Great Britain on Monday morning, and were conducted by her enterprising proprietor through every part of the vast floating castle. In length she is about one hundred and sixty feet, her admeasurement is said to be seven hundred tons, and in the hold and on deck she will carry three thousand barrels of flour. The Great Britain is a beautiful specimen of Naval Architecture, her speed is much greater than that of any other boat on the Upper Canada waters, and her spacious and elegantly finished cabins afford every convenience and comfort that travellers can desire. At ten o'clock yesterday morning she left the government wharf for York, having on board the right division of the 79th Highlanders.

Melancholy Accident - The Schooner Humber, of York, arrived this morning, and the owner states that yesterday the Captain, Moffat, & one of the crew, Mitchell, were drowned off Hog island, while in the act of bringing a boat load of ballast from the shore to the vessel. Their bodies have not yet been found.

Notice - The Stockholders in the Steam Boat William the Fourth are requested to pay 20 per cent on each share, on or before the 7th day of June, 1831.

A. McDONELL,

Agent, Sec'y & Treas'r.

Kingston, 7th May, 1831.

The Proprietors of the undermentioned Steam Boats beg to inform the Public, that they have established the following Rates for the Season 1831.

FOR PASSAGE

From Prescott to Brockville, and vice versa.

For each Cabin Passenger, £0 2 6

For each Deck Passenger, 0 1 3

From Prescott & Brockville to Kingston & vice versa.

For each Cabin Passenger (including fare) 0 12 6

For each Deck Passenger, 0 6 3

From Prescott & Brockville to Coburg & Port Hope and vice versa.

For each cabin passenger (including fare) 1 10 0

For each Deck Passenger, 0 10 0

From Prescott & Brockville to York, Burlington Bay & Niagara, and vice versa.

For each cabin passenger (including fare) 2 0 0

For each Deck Passenger, 0 12 6

From Kingston to Coburg & Port Hope, & vice versa.

For each cabin passenger (including fare) 1 0 0

For each Deck Passenger, 0 7 6

From Kingston to York, Burlington Bay and Niagara, and vice versa.

For each cabin passenger (including fare) 1 10 0

For each Deck Passenger, 0 10 0

From Coburg & Port Hope to York, Burlington Bay and Niagara, and vice versa.

For each cabin passenger (including fare) 0 15 0

For each Deck Passenger, 0 7 6

From York to Burlington Bay & Niagara, and vice versa.

For each cabin passenger (including fare) 0 12 6

For each Deck Passenger, 0 5 0

From Burlington Bay to Niagara,

For each cabin passenger (including fare) 0 10 0

For each Deck Passenger, 0 5 0

FOR FREIGHT

From Burlington Bay, Niagara, York, Port Hope & Coburg, to Brockville & Prescott.

For every Barrel of Ashes, £0 2 6

For every Bbl. of Pork, Beef, Lard, etc. 0 1 10 1/2

For every Barrel of Flour, 0 1 3

All other articles in the same proportion.

For every Horse, 1 5 0

For every Ox or Cow, 1 0 0

For every Parcel too small for weight, 0 1 6

From the above places to Kingston.

For every Barrel of Ashes, 0 1 10 1/2

For every Bbl. of Pork, Beef, Lard, etc. 0 1 6

For every Barrel of Flour, 0 1 0

All other articles in the same proportion.

For every Horse, 1 0 0

For every Ox or Cow, 0 15 0

From Prescott and Brockville to Cobourg, York, Port Hope, Burlington Bay & Niagara.

For every cwt. weight of Merchandise, 0 1 3

For every Horse, 1 5 0

For every Ox or Cow, 1 0 0

For every Parcel too small for weight, 0 1 6

From Kingston to the above places.

For every cwt. weight of Merchandise, 0 1 0

For every Horse, 1 0 0

For every Ox or Cow, 0 15 0

For every Parcel too small for weight, 0 1 6

Jno. Hamilton - Steam-Boats Great Britain and Queenston,

R. Hamilton, per J.H. - Steam-Boat Alciope,

John Mosier - Steam-Boat Niagara.

Prescott, May 2nd, 1831.

THE STEAM BOAT

NIAGARA,

will commence her regular trips on Monday the 9th May, leaving Niagara every Monday at 6 P.M. and arrive at Prescott on Wednesday morning. Will leave Prescott, upwards, on Thursday morning after the arrival of the Montreal Stage. The Niagara will call at the intermediate Ports on her way down and up.

Passengers for Montreal will arrive there by this arrangement on Friday at noon.

DISTANCES

From Miles

Montreal to Lachine, 9, by Stage.

Lachine to Cascades, 24, - Steam-Boat

Cascades to Coteau, 16, - Stage.

Coteau to Cornwall, 41, - Steam-Boat

Cornwall to Prescott, 50, - Stage.

Prescott to Brockville, 12, - Steam-Boat

Brockville to Kingston, 60, - do.

Kingston to York, 180, - do.

York to Burlington Bay, 45, - do.

Burlington Bay to Niagara, 48, - do.

Total 485 Miles.

From Buffalo to Green Bay.

Buffalo to Dunkirk, 40 Miles,

Dunkirk to Portland, 15

Portland to Erie, 30

Erie to Ashtabula, 40

Ashtabula to Grand River, 33

Grand River to Cleveland, 30

Cleveland to Sandusky, 60

Sandusky to Detroit, 80

Detroit to Fort Gratiot, 50

Fort Gratiot to

Michellemackinac 200

Michellemackinac to

Green Bay 300
           

Total 918

May 5th, 1831.


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Date of Original:
May 11, 1831
Local identifier:
KN.2971
Language of Item:
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Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1831