The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), March  5, 1846

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p.3 On Monday evening a large assemblage took place at the Town Hall, the object of the meeting being to form a Bethel Society, charged especially with the duty of providing for the spiritual instruction and welfare of Sailors employed on the lakes. The meeting was convened, we believe, under the auspices of the Merchant Seamen's Society. The spacious Town Hall was crowded to excess. The platform was occupied by a number of clerical and lay gentlemen, above whom was suspended a large Bethel flag, presented to the Society by Mr. Proby. A numerous vocal Choir occupied the orchestra. John Counter, Esq. occupied the Chair. A series of resolutions were submitted to the meeting declaring the expediency of forming a Bethel Society for the improvement of the moral condition of Sailors on the lakes, and then organizing such a society by the appointment of office-bearers. The Rev. Dr. Liddell, Messrs. Machar, Lorimer, Botterel, Carroll and Taylor, severally addressed the meeting in support of the resolutions, urging the claims of seamen upon the sympathy of christians, and the necessity of united effort in adopting measures for providing them opportunities of public worship on ship-board.

We cannot entertain a doubt, from the unanimity which prevailed on Monday evening, that the excellent object for which the meeting assembled will be fully carried out. Upwards of a thousand seamen visit this port at short intervals, during the season of navigation, and it is well known that comparatively few enter stated places of public worship. An ample field of labor is here presented, the zealous occupancy of which cannot but be attended with infinite good.

Notice - A Meeting of the Stockholders of the Steamboats Henry Gildersleeve and Prince of Wales, will be held at the office of the Subscriber, on Saturday the 7th inst., at 12 o'clock, noon.

Henry Gildersleeve, Agent. Kingston, 3rd March, 1846.

For Sale - The well known fast sailing Schooner Louise, of Chatham, now in Port Stanley Harbor. She carries about 140 Tons, is perfectly staunch and in thorough repair, the sails and running rigging being nearly new.

For further particulars, apply to Messrs. Ross, Mitchell & Co., Moffatt, Murray & Co., or to John H. Greer, Kingston.

Yonge Street, Toronto, 26th February, 1846.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), March  5, 1846