p.2 a letter to editor concerning effects of supplying Tow-paths and steam power on canals - much about forwarder's monopoly on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence, and the remedy suggested is to put government tug boats on river in order to reduce freight charges - signed by Wm. Hamilton Merritt. (full column) [St. Catherine's Journal]
- an editorial about above article - against proposed gov't steam tugs. (full column)
Table of Goods Imported into Kingston - for benefit of drawback (supplied by late Collector Kirkpatrick);
".....We have also been favored with a return of the shipping which, during the season of 1845, has entered this Port. The reports to the Custom House embrace 388,788 tons. This return includes the steamers employed on the Bay and Lake, when carrying merchandize; but as the law requiring vessels to report, only came into force several weeks after the opening of the navigation, and as it has not in all instances been obeyed, the return is not quite as full as it might have been under other circumstances. As much as 15,000 or 20,000 tons have in this way entered without reporting. The amount of tonnage for 1845, stated above, is likewise exclusive of all that engaged in trade on the canal and river, and which is very nearly equal in amount...."
- Hon. John Macaulay made Collector of Kingston; much about Kirkpatrick the previous Collector.
Trent Port is no longer a port of entry, having been deprived of that privilege by proclamation. We presume the reason of the change is that there is not sufficient customs business transacted at that port to pay the necessary officers.