The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), March 21, 1843

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p.2 Kingston Harbour - Crown Lands Office offers for sale the shoal in Kingston Harbour; to be divided into three lots, sold subject to a condition of building a pier or a wharf wall on south and west sides.



Is hereby given, that the SHOAL in the Harbor of Kingston, opposite to the Market Place, will be sold by Public Auction on Tuesday the twenty fifth day of April next.

The Shoal will be divided into three lots of 200 feet square each, to be marked out by an Officer of Government, and numbered from 1 to 3, the lots to be put up separately at an upset price of £100 each.

The conditions of sale are:

That on the West and South sides of Lot No. 1, a Pier or Wharf wall shall be built.

That similar Piers shall be built on the South sides of each of the Lots Nos. 2 & 3.

The mode of occupying the remainder of each lot to be left at the option of the respective purchasers.

The Pier or Wharf walls shall be executed according to Specifications to be seen at the Office of the Board of Works in Kingston, and shall be completed within two years from the date of the sale, to the full satisfaction of the beforementioned Officer of Government, on pain of forfeiture of the purchase money.

A deposit of twenty pounds on each lot will be required at the time of acceptance of the bid, which deposit will be forfeited on non-payment of the whole of the purchase money within one Calendar Month from the date of the sale.

Land Scrip will be taken in payment of deposit and purchase money, and letters Patent will be issued on the completion of the erections within the time allowed.

Sale to take place at two o'clock, at the office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands.


Office of Crown Lands,

Kingston, 15th March, 1843.


Sealed Tenders will be received at the Commissariat Office, Montreal, till noon on Friday the 24th day of March, 1843, for the performance of such TRANSPORT by BARGE, to and from Montreal and Kingston, and intermediate places, via the St. Lawrence, as may be required for Her Majesty's service.

The conditions of the Contract, the form of Tender, and any further information that may be required, can be obtained on application at the Commissariat Office, at Montreal or Kingston.

The Tenders to state the rates in Currency, and to contain the signatures of two responsible persons as sureties, for the due fulfillment of the Contract.

Commissariat, Montreal. March 13th, 1843.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), March 21, 1843