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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), March 19, 1844

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Village Ordinance of Oswego In Relation to Steamboats.

"Be it ordained by the President and Trustees of the village of Oswego, that it shall not be lawful for any steam-boat, steam-vessel or propeller, to enter the port or harbour of Oswego without the smoke chimney of such steam-vessel being covered or capped with a metallic (gauze ?) cap, capable of preventing the passage through the same of sparks and cinders.

And be it further ordained that if any such steam-vessel shall enter the said port or harbour without having her smoke chimney so capped or covered, the master or owner of the same shall be subject for every such act, to a penalty of (£5 ?), such penalty to be recovered as is by the village charter provided for the recovery of penalties for the violation of the ordinances of this ( ard), and one moiety of the same to be forfeited for the use of the President and Trustees of the Village, and the other moiety to the use of the person giving information of the violation of this ordinance."

Our harbour begins to be enlivened by the busy note of preparation for the coming season of commercial business. The shipping is being put in readiness, and arrangements are being entered into for the transaction of the immense operations which are to transpire during the coming summer. Along the Lakes, at every port is stored an immense amount of the products of the soil, which are to find a market through our city, and to give enjoyment to those engaged in the navigation of the western waters. We anticipate for the coming season, a great increase upon the business of last year. [Buffalo Gazette]

The Weather - The channel of the river opened yesterday from Garden Island down to St. John's Island, and the American channel has been open for some time.


THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Kingston Marine Railway Company, for the purpose of electing Directors for the ensuing year, will be held in the office of the Company on Monday, first April next, at 12 o'clock, noon, according to the Act of Incorporation.

CHAS. W. JENKINS, Secretary.

Kingston, 19th Feb., 1844.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), March 19, 1844