p.3 Engineer's Report on improvement of the waters of Newcastle District now before Committee on internal improvement. [Cobourg Star]
We are glad to find that Kingston is likely to retrieve its character. After retrograding and resting in stagnant dullness for two years, we are again starting forward in the career of improvement, having gained strength by repose, and wisdom from painful experience. We hear that fifteen new buildings at least, some of them first rate, are to be erected in the course of the ensuing season. Nor is the winter barren of improvements. A large wharf is building at the foot of Store Street, Mr. Counter's wharf is enlarging, Steam-boats and schooners are repairing, and a new Steam-boat is building, and two barges are about to be built, for the canal, by the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company. Messrs. Ives & Sons are also building a Schooner. On the whole our Townsmen have every reason to be pleased with the prospect before them; and that we may keep pace with these improvements, we shall in the spring enlarge the size of our paper, procure new type, and render our journal still more worthy of that extensive patronage which it receives.
A. MacFaul, Esq. is erecting a pier in the Lake at Wellington, Prince Edward District. Mr. F. has made arrangements with one of the Lake Steam Boats to call there during the season, and it will probably become a regular stopping place for the Lake Boats, if a sufficient pier be erected. This arrangement will benefit the inhabitants of that District by giving them a direct communication with Toronto and the upper parts of the Province.