The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Sept. 28, 1841

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p.1 To the Editor of the Star & Transcript


No coloured persons to be admitted as passengers in the ladies' or gentlemen's cabin without special permission from the Captain of the vessel.


Lake & River S. B. Office,

Kingston, 20th August, 1841.

To give the utmost publicity to the above ( ) prescriptive regulation, we have copied it from the original in the clerk's office on board of ( ) Niagara, that seems to be emulous of the ( ction) of a slave ship, its deck assuming all ( ) revolting and horrible aspect of the odious middle passage. We have placed it in the public prints that it may be read, not only in this country, but throughout the British Empire con ( ) as it does of men of every shade of complexion, who are equally sensitive encroachments upon their political rights and social privileges - though in times gone by the (for ) of war may have made captives of some of ( ) - and a more than savage cruelty made us to drink rather of the wormwood and the gall of slavery than of the "living waters" of the (re ) of love. Justice to the people of England ( ) plain dealing towards the natives of the West Indies demand that they should be made acquainted with the treatment which any other ( ) white persons may expect to meet with travelling on business or pleasure in this country. Englishmen, Scotchmen, Irishmen and ( ) Indians who could never brook to be (in ) by any base subserviency to American (prejudices?) be prepared to have your feelings (out ) in Canada. The plea of being a Briton, ( ) did that of I am a Roman Citizen, has lost ( ) with the subjects of the same government. For here our Canadian Verres the Hon. (John ?) Hamilton of the Legislative Council, under the very eye of the Representative of royal authority, sets at open defiance at once the public ( ) of the British people - and that principle of British law so widely known and so (dis ) embodied in the indignant language of ( ) poet from whom we make the following quotes:........

(almost a full column on racial injustice experienced by "coloured" man on str. Niagara on Lake Ontario - printed in inside column of paper where tight binding prevented complete coverage by microfilm)


Toronto, Sept. 8th, 1841.

p.2 Ingenuity of Smugglers - On the 9th inst., two barrels marked "fruit," shipped at Kingston on board the steamer Express were examined at Oswego, and found to contain potatoes at the ends, and fine broad cloth in the centre. - About 70 yards fell into the hands of the Custom House Officer at that place.

In consequence of a villainous attempt to blow up H.M. steamer Minos, lying at Chippewa, Capt. Sandom left this port on Tuesday last, with a body of Marines, to inquire into the matter and doubtless to guard the vessel against any further depredations.

The Weather - (part) ...a schooner, laden with flour, owned by Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, stranded on Snake Island Bar; she has since been got off, and last evening she was towed into harbour by the steamer Union. A portion of the cargo is lost, and the remainder much injured; the cargo was insured. We much fear that much havoc has been made with the shipping on the lake, during the gale of Sunday.

p.3 Commonalty of the Town of Kingston - Bill passed to regulate the Public Market, including a section on tolls on shipping entering the harbour with goods:

Schedule C.

For every Sloop, Schooner, Scow or sail Boat for each arrival, 2s. 6d.

For every Punt, Skiff, or Canoe, for each arrival, 7 1/2 d.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Sept. 28, 1841