British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1837: Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1837
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May 13th - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, from Bytown, with barges Emigrant & Dolphin in tow. The barges contained 150 passengers with their luggage.

May 17th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barges Mary, Iroquois & Kingston in tow, 207 passengers (consignees listed.)

Departures for Bytown.

May 14th - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, flour for Bytown and sundries for Bytown & the Canal Villages.

Departures for Montreal.

May 17th - The barge Dolphin (consignees listed.) This barge will complete her lading at Prescott.

Launch - The Steam boat Sir Robert Peel, was launched from the Ship Yard in this town, on Friday last, agreeable to an intimation given by us. She at first moved slowly on her ways for some twelve or fifteen feet, when her motion accelerated, and she made the final plunge in fine style, without accident of any kind. A large collection of people whom the novelty of a launch had brought together, were spectators of the scene. The William IV and Brockville were lying off the shipyard covered with passengers, and the steamer United States came into harbour just as the new boat was towed up to the wharf by the Brockville. [Brockville Recorder]

His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to appoint James Nickalls, Esquire Commissioner for Superintending certain alterations and improvements to be made in and to the Lighthouses at the Nine Mile Point, and the False Duck Islands.


The Steam-Boat


James Sinclair, Commander,

Propelled by a powerful low pressure Engine and Schooner rigged, will run her regular weekly trips as follows, viz.:


Prescott for Niagara on Monday Evening, after the arrival of the Steam Boat or Montreal stages, touching at Brockville and French Creek.

Kingston, Tuesday morning 8 o'clock.

Cobourg & Port Hope " evening.

Toronto City, Wednesday (noon)

Hamilton, " evening and arrive

at Niagara same night.


Niagara for Prescott, Friday afternoon 3 o'clock.

Toronto City, " evening 9 o'clock.

Port Hope and Cobourg Saturday morning.

Kingston, " evening, touching

at French Creek and Brockville and arrive at Prescott Sunday morning early.

The St. George is beautifully fitted up, with State Rooms in the Ladies' Cabin, and besides the power of Steam, has the advantage of Masts and Sails. Her accommodations are in no respect inferior to those of other Boats upon the Lake.

For Freight or Passage, apply at the Post Office at Prescott or Brockville, B. Phillips, Kingston; Harbour Company, Cobourg; Harbor Company, Port Hope; J. Brown & D. McDonell, Toronto; D.C. Gunn & A. Land, Hamilton; Dock Company, Niagara; W. Wynn & Messrs. Duff and McMicking, Queenston; or to the Purser on Board.

All Freight payable on delivery to Consignees. Parcels and Luggage at the risk of the owners, unless given to charge of the Purser and booked.

May 1st, 1837.



Arrangements For 1837.

The Steamers


Have commenced plying, and will continue until further notice, as follows, viz.:

The Great Britain The United States

Captain Whitney Captain Van Cleve

Going up, Leaves Going up, Leaves

Prescott Tuesday Evening Ogdensburgh Sunday afternoon

Brockville do. do. Kingston Monday morning

Kingston Wednesday forenoon Sackett's Harbor do. Noon

Oswego do. do. Oswego do. Evening

Cobourg Thursday morning Rochester Tuesday morning

Port Hope do. do. Toronto do. Evening

Toronto Friday do. And arrives at Youngstown and Lewiston

And arrives at Niagara, Queenston and early on Wednesday Morning.

Lewiston, the same morning.

Coming down, Leaves

Coming down, Leaves Lewiston Wednesday at 7 P.M.

Lewiston Saturday, at 2 P.M. Youngstown do. do.

Niagara do. 3 P.M. Rochester Thursday morning

Toronto do. 10 Night. Oswego do. Evening

Port Hope Sunday Morning. Sackett's Harbor do. Night

Cobourg do. do. Kingston Friday morning

Oswego do. Night. And arrives at Ogdensburgh

Kingston Monday Morning. same afternoon

Brockville do. Noon.

And arrives at Prescott same afternoon.

Passengers leaving Montreal on Monday, will arrive at Prescott in time to take the Great Britain on Tuesday evening; and passengers leaving Montreal on Friday, will be enabled to take the United States on Sunday.

The Steam Boat Dolphin leaves Prescott every Morning (Sundays excepted) for the head of the Long Sault Rapids, and Passengers arrive in Montreal the same evening.

Every information respecting the above Boats, can be obtained by applying as follows: Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, Montreal; Lake Ontario Steam Boat Office, at Prescott; Mr. John Counter, Kingston; Mr. Robert Cooley, Steam Boat Agent, Oswego; and Mr. James Browne, Toronto.

All Baggage at the risk of the owners, unless booked as freight.

May 1st

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1837