Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1862
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p.2 Navigation on the Rideau - The steamer Bytown, formerly the Ottawa, arrived at the Atlantic Wharf somewhat unexpectedly on Tuesday noon, after a long absence from this port, caused by her detention on the upper part of the Rideau Canal. When the dam at Hogsback was carried away by the spring freshets, the steamers Bytown and Britannia, both regular traders between Kingston and Ottawa, belonging to Dickenson's line, were left stranded in the Canal near Ottawa. Attempts to remove the two vessels have been successful only in the case of the Bytown, which was floated off by means of a temporary dam and steampump, so as to enable her to reach the Ottawa river, which she descended to its junction with the St. Lawrence, and thence made her way hither by the ordinary route. As this method was found unfavorable with the Britannia, that steamer will remain in her present position until the completion of the repairs to the dam at Hogsback, which is expected to be in working order about six weeks hence. At present the Bytown will make trips up the Canal, to the head of navigation, which is about fifteen miles from Ottawa.

p.3 Imports - 30.

ad - Fourth of July at Watertown - excursion on Pierrepont to Cape Vincent to meet special train.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1862