The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1846

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p.3 The Canal is now ready for the letting in of the water, which will be done so soon as Lake Erie is clear enough of ice to admit of its navigation. The Feeder is full, and the Canal can be filled in a very short time. [St. Catharines Journal]

The Royal Mail steamer Princess Royal arrived at this port on Saturday afternoon from Toronto, and returned last night. The Gildersleeve went down to Dickenson's Landing on Saturday, returned next day, and continues her trips. The American steamer Niagara arrived hither yesterday afternoon from Ogdensburgh, on route to Oswego, etc.


The Undersigned will, till further notice, charge the following



From Montreal to Prescott, Brockville and Kingston,

And to places on the Rideau Canal, above Bytown:

Pig Iron, Brick, Coal, Salted Fish, Pitch, Tar and Rosin, 1s. per cwt.,

Bar Iron, 1s. 3d. per cwt.,

Heavy Hardware, Groceries, Crockery, Rod, Hoop and Sheet Iron, and Boiler Plate, 1s. 6d. per cwt.,

Dry Goods, Glass and Powder, 2s. per cwt.,

Salt in bags or barrels - per bag or barrel, 1s. 6d. per cwt.


From Kingston, or places below Kingston, to Montreal,

Flour, 2s. per barrel,

Ashes, 5s. do. do.,

Pork and Beef, 3s. per barrel,

Lard and Butter, 1s. per keg,

Wheat or other grain, 7 1/2 d. per 60 lbs.,

Bran, 22s. 6d. per ton;

Tobacco, 10s. per hhd.

Insurance as usual on all property downwards, and charged in addition to the Freight.

All other property in proportion regulated per barrel bulk.

The Undersigned, previous to the 10th of May, will only receive Property consigned to them at Kingston, as Warehouseman, for the Storage of which the following charges will be made:

Flour, 3d. per barrel,

Beef and Pork, 4 1/2 d. per barrel,

Tobacco, 1s. 3d. per hhd.,

Ashes, 6d. per barrel,

Lard or Butter, 2d. per keg,

Wheat and other Grain, 1d. per bushel.

And all other property in proportion.

All Freight Payable on Delivery.

All Property while in Store, at risk of the owner against Fire.

Macpherson, Crane & Co.

Hooker, Holton & Co.

James Dean, Chairman Quebec Forwarding Co.

Sanderson & Murray.

H. Jones & Co.

p.4 In accordance with a Notice publicly given, a Meeting of the sailors and others was held in Mr. Edward Proby's Sail-loft on Friday evening, the 20th instant, when Capt. Andrew C. Ross was called to the Chair, and Mr. William Merrill, appointed Secretary - The meeting was opened by prayer, and appropriately addressed by the Chairman.

The subjoined Resolutions were moved seriatim, and carried unanimously.


Whereas it is expedient to establish a Bethel Temperance Society in this Town, for the purpose of improving the moral condition of the Sailors on these Lakes - Be it therefore Resolved,

1. - Moved by Capt. A.C. Ross, and seconded by Capt. William Donaldson, That a Society be formed in Kingston, to be designated the Kingston Marine Temperance Society. Carried.

2. - Moved by Capt. Wm. Donaldson, and seconded by Mr. James McKenzie, That Capt. Thomas Maxwell be President of the said Society for the year 1846. Carried.

3. - Moved by Capt. Wm. Donaldson, and seconded by Mr. Edward Proby, That Mr. Anthony Friel be Secretary of the said Society for the year 1846. Carried.

Thirty-three persons signed the Pledge. - And it was then resolved that the next meeting take place on Tuesday, the 7th Proximo, at 7 o'clock P.M.


Kingston, March 21st, 1846.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1846