The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Jan. 5, 1847

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(from P.A.C. microfilm N-9629; B-2514 is a duplicate)

p.2 Providential Rescue - 4 men in a small sailboat upset on Christmas Day and are rescued.


p.3 to the Editor of the Kingston Herald.


Dear Sir, - As a matter of public interest, especially to the citizens of Kingston, I beg to request that you will please publish the undermentioned statements, which show the number of vessels which have arrived at the Port of Kingston, from the 13th of October, 1846 (the day the Harbour Master commenced his duties) up to the 21st of December, 1846.

Steamboats (not commuted for,) 50

Propellers, do 4

Brigs, do 8

Brigantines, 2

Schooners, 1st class, from 1 ton to 50, 86

Do. 2d class, from 50 tons to 100, 69

Do. 3d class, from 100 tons upwards, 8

Scows, 8

Rafts, 9

Wood Boats, 225

In addition to the above, the Proprietors or Agents, viz: Messrs. McPherson & Crane, Messrs. Hooker & Henderson, Messrs. Jones & Walker, Messrs. H. & S. Jones, the Hon. John Hamilton, John H. Greer, Esq., Donald McIntosh, Esq., Messrs. J. F. McCuaig & Co., and Messrs. John and George Ives, have commuted with the City Council, for the following vessels, for the harbour dues of the Season, beginning the 13th of October last, and therefore, their arrivals are not included in the above list, viz:

Steamers, 1st class, (number of vessels) 12

Do. 2d class, do. 5

Do. 3d class, do. 31

Propellers, 13

Besides a great number of barges which were commuted for by the Proprietors of the last named Steamers and Propellers, and the wood carried by such barges being also included in the commutation during the above named period.

The Harbour Master paid into the City Treasurer, for the gross receipts under the Harbour Act, the sum of £93 18s. 11 1/2d.

In making this statement of the first proceedings which have been taken under the Harbour Act of the City Council, the undersigned begs to avail himself of the opportunity to thank the Forwarding Merchants, Masters of vessels and others, for the liberality and civility shown to him in the discharge of the duties of his new office.

I am, Sir, your humble servant,

WALTER McCUNIFFE, Harbour Master.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Jan. 5, 1847