The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1843

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At a Public Meeting of the Masters, Owners and Seamen, of vessels navigating the Canadian waters, held at the National Hotel on the 3rd inst., a Society was formed for the worthy objects of relieving Seamen in distress and aiding the families of such Members as may die in indigent circumstances. The Society is to be sustained by a small fee, and its affairs managed by a President, 2 Vice Presidents, Treasurer, 2 Secretaries and a Committee of Management, to consist of 8 members. The following are the Office bearers for the present year, viz.:

Capt. Burns, President, Capt. Wheeler, 1st Vice President, Capt. Joseph Pierson, 2nd Vice President, Col. James Pierson, Treasurer, Capt. Wm. Donaldson, Recording Secretary, Capt. Hunter, Corresponding Secretary. Committee - Captains James Sinclair, M. Adamson, James Twohy, Alward, John Ives, John Trowel, R. Pierson, R. Hanley, P. McIntyre, M. Smith, W. Twohy, Swanson.

p.3 Died - This morning, of apoplexy, Mr. J. Hill, a native of England, formerly of the Kingston Naval Yard.


The Annual General Meeting of the Stockholders of the Kingston Marine Railway Company, was this day held in the Office to elect Directors, for the ensuing year, according to the Act of Incorporation, when

H. Gildersleeve,

J. Counter,

Thos. Kirkpatrick,

Chas. W. Jenkins, and

John Mowat, Esquires, were elected Directors.

At a Meeting of the Board of Directors held immediately afterwards, Henry Gildersleeve was re-elected President, and Mr. Jenkins Secretary.

Kingston, 3rd April, 1843.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1843