The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 15, 1845

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p.2 Messrs. Fowler and Hood launched the Henry Gildersleeve from their shipyard on Saturday last. We mentioned some time ago that this steamer was hauled out last fall, and that an addition of some 25 feet had been added to her bows, which will afford a great increase of accommodation for passengers and freight. The engine is also undergoing some alteration and repair, and in about 10 days or a fortnight the Gildersleeve will be fit for service on her old route, under the command of her attentive and gentlemanly commander, Capt. Bowen.

It may not be out of place here to notice the handsome models and superior workmanship of all vessels turned out by Messrs. Fowler and Hood, and the many advantages which Kingston derives from the Marine Railway establishment. A great number of men are constantly employed all the year round, and during the winter season the demand for squared timber & knees affords profitable employment for Farmers and others living in the vicinity. On the just principle, therefore, of encouraging home industry, all who have any interest in the shipping of this port should patronize the Marine Railway and thereby extend its operations and usefulness as much as possible. [Chronicle]

Estimates for Public Works - expenditures for roads, canals, wharfs, etc.

p.3 Ice Jam In Niagara River - injuries to Niagara Dock company wharf, but it was going to receive alterations this summer; at Queenston wharfs and warehouses were destroyed or damaged; horse boat belonging to Mr. Chubbuck rests upon the ice on the American side, 30 feet above surface of river; store houses and wharves destroyed at Lewiston. [Niagara Chronicle]

The Steamer Canada was got off the rock last Tuesday afternoon by the Albion, and came up to Kingston on Thursday. She is very little damaged by the accident.

At the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Kingston Marine Railway Company, held at the office on Monday the 7th April, according to notice, the following Gentlemen were re-elected Directors for the ensuing year:

H. Gildersleeve, President.

Thomas Kirkpatrick,

Douglas Prentiss,

John Counter,

Charles W. Jenkins, Secretary and Treasurer.


Kingston, April 8th, 1845.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 15, 1845