The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1847

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p.2 The Pic Nic - "thanks to J.H. Greer, Esq. for his kindness in furnishing the boat free of charge, and also to Capt. Platt for his gentlemanly conduct."

p.3 Row on steamer Prince Royal; a Catholic priest came to see a sick person supposed to be on board; a mob believing him to be insulted collected later and beat Captain and crew.

Statement of articles through Welland Canal up to June 30th - comparing 1846 with 1847 figures.


To Let, and possession given 1st day of May, 1848, those extensive premises known as the

Kingston Marine Railway

Property, comprising the large Railway, capable of hauling out the largest class of Steam Boats, or Vessels; a small Railway for Barges, Scows, etc., Ship Yard, Machinery, Tools, etc., also

32 Stone Cottages

Attached, built expressly for dwellings for Ship Carpenters and others, connected with the premises, being in the immediate vicinity of the Ship Yard.

The Subscriber will receive Tenders until the first day of January, 1848, from persons desirous of renting those extensive premises for a term of three or five years.

These premises are now under a rental of £750 Currency per annum. The Railroads have been in successful operation for the last ten years, and from their capabilities and situation, and the vast and constant increase of Shipping must always command full employment. A favorable opportunity is thus afforded to persons desirous to engage in a well established and profitable business.

The whole of the above premises will be leased for a term of 3 or 5 years, rent payable quarterly, for which satisfactory security must be given, and subject to the usual covenants of leases.

Should the Ship Yard be considered too small, it can be extended either by agreement or as valuation.

Tenders will state the rent to be paid, the security to be given, and the period for which it will be taken, and addressed, post paid, to


Railway Wharf, Kingston.

Kingston, 2nd August, 1847.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1847