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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1846

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p.2 Navigation Laws - Two steamers it seems are building on British territory for the purpose of trading between Lewiston and Montreal, calling at Kingston, on the British side of the river, and at Ogdensburgh, on the American. The object of building them on British soil is said to be to enable them to carry freight as well as passengers, and that they are so built "by Americans, with American capital, and will be owned and sailed by Americans; but still they will be British, and be entitled to hoist the British flag, and, consequently, to participate in all the privileges of British vessels."

There is no restriction whatever on American vessels bringing either freight or passengers from an American Port to a British one, though they cannot trade between two British ports; that is, a vessel must be British to trade between Montreal and Kingston, but may be of either nation to trade between Kingston and Lewiston. A trip from Lewiston to Kingston will, we presume, be one voyage, one from Kingston to Ogdensburg another, and a third, that from Ogdensburg to Montreal; and so back again, an American and British port being touched alternately. We do not know how far the taking freight at Kingston to discharge at Montreal or vice versa may be taken out of the category of "trading" between these two ports by the call at Ogdensburg.

It is quite certain that an American vessel may bring from the internal waters anything whatever, the produce of the United States, to Montreal; and it is equally so that she cannot proceed beyond that port; the same way as none can come by sea further than Quebec, the intermediate river navigation, between the only free port in this Province, and the lowest warehousing port of entry, being barred to a foreign flag. A British vessel may, of course, sail through. But the mere fact of building a vessel on British soil does not make her British. She must be owned by British subjects, and must satisfy the custom-house authorities that she is so before she will be admitted to the privileges of a British vessel. [Montreal Gazette]

p.3 Erie Canal to open on 16th.



The Undersigned will, till further notice, charge the following



From Montreal to Prescott, Brockville and Kingston,

And to places on the Rideau Canal, above Bytown:

Pig Iron, Brick, Coal, Salted Fish, Pitch, Tar and Rosin, 1s. per cwt.,

Bar Iron, 1s. 3d. per cwt.,

Heavy Hardware, Groceries, Crockery, Rod, Hoop and Sheet Iron, and Boiler Plate, 1s. 6d. per cwt.,

Dry Goods, Glass and Powder, 2s. per cwt.,

Salt in bags or barrels - per bag or barrel, 1s. 6d. per cwt.


From Kingston, or places below Kingston, to Montreal,

Flour, 2s. per barrel,

Ashes, 5s. do. do.,

Pork and Beef, 3s. per barrel,

Lard and Butter, 1s. per keg,

Wheat or other grain, 7 1/2 d. per 60 lbs.,

Bran, 22s. 6d. per ton;

Tobacco, 10s. per hhd.

Insurance as usual on all property downwards, and charged in addition to the Freight.

All other property in proportion regulated per barrel bulk.

The Undersigned, previous to the 10th of May, will only receive Property consigned to them at Kingston, as Warehouseman, for the Storage of which the following charges will be made:

Flour, 3d. per barrel,

Beef and Pork, 4 1/2 d. per barrel,

Tobacco, 1s. 3d. per hhd.,

Ashes, 6d. per barrel,

Lard or Butter, 2d. per keg,

Wheat and other Grain, 1d. per bushel.

And all other property in proportion.

All Freight Payable on Delivery.

All Property while in Store, at risk of the owner against Fire.

Macpherson, Crane & Co.

Hooker, Holton & Co.

James Dean, Chairman Quebec Forwarding Co.

Sanderson & Murray.

H. Jones & Co.

April 1846

To be Sold by Public Auction on Saturday the 11th Instant. At the Tete de Pont Barracks, a Government Boat, Clinker Built, 30 feet keel, and 5 feet beam, pulls six oars and is furnished with Oars, and Boat Hook; was thoroughly repaired in the autumn of 1845, and can be seen at any time laying close by the Meat Issuing Store, Tete de Pont Barracks. J. Linton, Q.A. Kingston, April 6, 1845.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1846