The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Feb. 22, 1842


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p.3 Trade in the Colony - benefits of canals to farmers. [Montreal Times & Commercial Advert.]

Warehousing Act - British goods can be imported to Kingston and bonded here until taken out for home consumption or export to the U.S. a benefit for Kingston.

The Montreal Herald contains a description, taken from an American paper, of an invention for a formidable war vessel, one that shall be able to destroy whole fleets, without receiving any damage itself. On reading the description, we are satisfied that the invention is the same as was submitted to the late Commodore Barrie, and Lord Durham, by Mr. Daniel Ruttan, of Kingston. The wedge-like form of the vessel on every face is precisely the form proposed by Mr. Ruttan, and the other details are substantially the same, so far as Mr. R. could carry them. He prepared a rough model of the vessel, which was shown, not only to Lord Durham and Commodore Barrie, but also to Lieut. Harper and other naval officers. They complimented the inventor, but nothing more was done, yet he had so high an opinion of its merits as to talk of asking $10,000 for the invention. It has now travelled to the U.S., but they are not likely to give a great reward for it, for any man may see that such a vessel would be a mere tub, that might live in still water, but would surely sink in a storm.

Work starts on deepening of Lake St. Peter.


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Date of Original:
Feb. 22, 1842
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KN.3510
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Feb. 22, 1842