The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Feb. 2, 1847

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p.3 City Council - Petitions - Of James Platt, for permission to extend wharf - referred to Committee on Wharves and Harbours, with power to act.

Councillor Anglin did not wish to prevent petitioner from extending his wharf; but the Council had no power to grant that permission. Petitioner might go on and build without permission; but Council could not grant privileges where it had no authority.

Councilor Crawford thought Council had every right to grant this privilege. The present representative for Kingston had promised to get a break-water erected for the protection of shipping in the harbour, but this had not been done.

Alderman Counter hoped that individuals would be permitted to build upon water lots as much as they pleased, until stopped by the Government. In his own case, when he was building, Col. Bonnycastle of the Engineer Department, had come to examine his erections, and told him to go on without any fear of molestation. Council should throw no obstruction in the way of improvements in the harbour; because, if Forwarding merchants were restricted in such matters, they would soon leave the town, and establish themselves elsewhere.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Feb. 2, 1847