The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1847

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p.1 The Canals - at Rochester and Buffalo just about ready for use.

p.2 Port of Kingston - We understand that the revenue collected at the Port of Kingston, for the quarter ending 5th of April, 1846, was £987 12s. 3d., while for the corresponding quarter of this year, ending the 5th of April, 1847, the amount received was £1372 15s. 8d., being an increase of nearly £400 on the quarter. This is very gratifying, and speaks well for the prosperity of the City and its surrounding villages. [Brockville Statesman]

Navigation Open to Peterborough - Mr. Weller's Boat, the Forester, is now making her regular daily trip from the head of Rice Lake to Peterborough, She is newly fitted up, and has much greater speed than last season. May every success attend her. [Cobourg Star]

The navigation is not yet open. The ice is yet firm in some parts of the river Ottawa. The Steamer Quebec made an attempt to get through to Grenville this week, but was forced to return. We understand that the Beaver will make a trial trip this day. On the upper Ottawa we are informed that the ice is yet strong. [Bytown Packet, May 1st]

Duelling - Wm. Hunter, cook of the steamer Admiral, feels his honor so much wounded as to demand satisfaction from Capt. "Mudy" in a long rambling letter written by self described "sable son of Africa hue and a British subject." [Colonist]

City Council - letter of E. Browne and Co., naming ( ) vessels the harbour dues on which they wish to commute; referred to committee on wharves and harbour.

A discussion here took place, having reference to the present schedule of harbour dues, ( ) maintaining that the present rates are too ( ) others that they are not more than sufficient to meet the salary of the harbour master and ( ) house keeper, the expense of oil for lighting, and the yearly allowance of a sum for the ( tion) of a pier, amounting in all it was calculated, to be from £800 to £400 per annum.

In reference to this, Mr. Ford gave notice he would he would next Monday night bring in a ( ) repeal part of the present harbour bill. An action to give the harbour master authority to ( ) with parties for the dues of vessels entering the harbour - according to the schedule laid down in the act - is to be submitted to Council for approval or rejection, as the case may be passed. [Argus]

p.3 The steam boats have commenced their regular routes on Lake Ontario, the Bay of Quinte and River St. Lawrence; and the American line between Ogdensburgh and the head of the Lake has also been established. But, as they have not advertised in the Kingston papers, we cannot inform our readers of the trips.

The Lachine Canal is now open, and boats have commenced running from Kingston to Montreal direct.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1847