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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1848

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p.3 River Navigation - We noticed last week that several propellers had grounded in the St. Lawrence below this place. The Ireland on her way down was considerably damaged; she struck the bottom in several places. The England also received injury. The steamer Dawn had her paddles injured in one of the canals, and in going into Ogdensburgh on Friday ran upon the sand bar at the entrance to that harbor, where she remained several hours. These facts must convince every unprejudiced person that the lake craft are not fitted for the river navigation. [Prescott Telegraph]

Removal - of Ship Chandlery Store to #2 Hardy's Buildings. Wm. Donaldson.

Launch - The new steamer building for Capt. Gildersleeve, at Mr. Fowler's Railway and shipyard will be launched on the 24th, the Queen's Birth-day.



May 6th - Schr. Lady Bagot, Hamilton, 1550 bbls. flour.

Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 1500 bbls. flour.

Welland, St. Catharines, 600 bbls. flour, 296 pork, 8 ashes, 20 hhds. sugar.

7th - Schr. Sylph, Cleveland, 3810 bush. corn; 5 bbls. pork.

Mohawk, Oshawa, 350 bbls. flour, 4400 bush. wheat, 15 bbls. oatmeal.

Elizabeth, Toronto, 2085 bbls. flour.

George Moffat, Port Stanley, 908 bbls. flour, 30 pork.

Hannah, Cobourg, 300 bbls. flour; 282 peas, 17 pork, 91 bush. barley.

Minerva, Cobourg, 1040 bbls. flour.

Queen Victoria, Stoney Creek, 143 pcs. oak.

Clyde, Credit, 1300 bbls. flour.

Erin, Port Rowan, 750 bbls. flour, 800 bush. corn, 10,000 ft. walnut.

James Coleman, Hamilton, 2718 bbls. flour, 300 pork, 48 ashes.

Ellen, Toronto, 1480 bbls. flour.

9th - Schr. Scotland, Toronto, 1718 bbls. flour.

11th - Schr. Shannon, Port Dover, 1562 bbls. flour.

Sophia, Darlington, 1168 bbls. flour, 40 pork, 8 kegs butter and lard.

12th - Schr. Ann Jane Brown, Port Hope, 420 bbls. flour, 98 oatmeal, 5 whisky, 37 tons bran.

Clarissa, Toronto, 680 bbls. flour, 80 pork.

Ocean, Oshawa, 778 bbls. flour, 3193 bush. wheat.

Schikeluna (sic), St. Catharines, 1628 bbls. flour.

Victory, Wellington, 30 bbls. flour, 37 pork, 900 bush. peas, 1069 malt, 60 corn.

William Penn, Whitby, 109 pcs. oak.

13th - Schr. Ellen Park, Amherstburgh, 4234 bush. wheat, 11 bbls. pork, 24 ashes, 28 hhds. tobacco, 15 puns highwines.

Schr. Edith, Port Stanley, 5254 bush. wheat, 58 bbls. pork, 9 kegs lard.

Brig W.D. Eberts, Chatham, general cargo.

Schr. Princess Victoria, Hamilton, 1950 bbls. flour, 50 whisky.

Acorn, Darlington, 623 bbls. flour.

15th - Brigt. Liverpool, Port Dalhousie, 206 pcs. oak.

Schr. Prince of Wales, Whitby, 1274 bbls. flour, 62 pork.

Schr. Lord Seaton, Bear Creek, 64 pcs. oak.

Minerva, Cobourg, 1050 bbls. flour.

Hannah, Cobourg, 492 bbls. flour and pork.

Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 1100 bbls. flour, 40 ashes, 8 pork, 27 tons shorts.

Clyde, Hamilton, 1176 bbls. flour, 18 ashes, 291 barley.

16th - Schr. Louise, Hamilton, 160 bbls. flour, 4018 bush. barley.

Sovereign, Hamilton, 1707 bbls. flour.

Prop. Earl Cathcart.

17th - Schr. Mohawk, Oshawa, 1225 bbls. flour, 53 ashes, 1 lard.

Jane Ann Marsh, Port Hope, 1687 bbls. flour, 219 pork, 85 oatmeal, 3 ashes, 40 whisky, 342 bush. peas, 12 kegs lard, 5 tcs. hams.

Premier, Port Glasgow, 9618 bush. wheat, 200 staves.

General Brown, Sacketts Harbor, ballast.

Scow Lark, do. do.

Schr. Perseverance, Oswego, 2000 bush. shorts.

18th - Schr. Dart, Cleveland, 195 bbls. pork, 1000 flour, 51 tallow, 8 tcs. hams.

Excelsior, Toledo, 1782 bbls. pork.

Brig Woodman, Wellington, 235 bbls. flour, 34 pork, 1400 bush. peas, 950 wheat.

Schr. Minerva Cook, Bear Creek, 48 pcs. oak, 1400 staves.

Sophia, Bond Head, 2669 bush. wheat, 643 bbls. flour, 5 pork.

Jesse Woods, Hamilton, 661 bbls. flour, 149 whisky, 8 ashes.

Acorn, Darlington, 648 bbls. flour.

James Coleman, Hamilton, 2652 bbls. flour, 15 peas, 90 biscuit, 8 pork.

Perry, Whitby, 806 bbls. flour.

19th - Schr. Sarah & Cornelia, Port Dover, 59 pcs. oak.

George Moffatt, Oakville, 936 bbls. flour.

Ocean, Oshawa, 1465 bbls. flour.

Magnet, Oswego, general cargo.

C.J. Robinson, Hamilton, 1200 bbls. flour.

To Owners and Masters of Schooners.

Commissariat Office,

Toronto, May 12th, 1848.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this office until Friday, the 2nd day of June next, at noon, from all persons willing to charter to the Commissariat Department a Schooner, for the undermentioned services:

The vessel, which is to be staunch, in good condition, well found, and of not less than 150 tons per register, is to be in readiness at the Port of Toronto, by the 1st of July, to receive on board such Indian Present Goods, or other Stores, as may be required by the Commissariat Department to be embarked in her. She is to proceed, as soon as loaded, to Amherstburgh, where, after discharging the portion of her cargo intended for that Station, she will embark such Stores or Passengers as may be sent on board by the Commissariat Department, and proceed without delay to Penetanguishene. She will receive on board at Penetanguishene such further quantities of Stores, Cattle, and passengers as she may be required by the Commissariat Department to embark for Manitoulin, to which place she must proceed by the 25th July, and arrive on or before the 1st of August following. From that day until the 15rh of August, the vessel will remain at Manitoulin, subject to orders, if required to do so, without being entitled to demurrage.

The surplus Stores and Passengers are to be re-embarked at Manitoulin, and after being landed at Penetanguishene and Amherstburg, as may be directed, the contract to terminate.

Should the vessel be detained by weather, so as not to arrive at Manitoulin, till after the time specified, she must still wait fifteen days, if required to do so, without charge for demurrage.

During the period the vessel shall be in the employment of Government, the passengers proceeding in her are to be accommodated with the use of the Cabin, Cooking Utensils, and othe conveniences of the vessel, and no Passengers nor Stores are to be embarked without the permission of the Senior Officer of the Commissariat.

Convenient place on deck to be provided for any Live Stock it may be found necessary to embark for Manitoulin, so that they may be secure from injury or damage of any kind as far as practicable.

Tenders to specify the sum that will be required for the voyage, and the rate per day for demurrage, in case the vessel should be detained beyond the period mentioned.

Payment will be made at Toronto, in Mexican or United States' Dollars, at 5s. 1d. currency each, or in Bank notes, at the option of the Commissariat, on the production of a certificate from the Senior Commissariat Officer at Penentanguishene, that the service has been properly performed.

Two Sureties will be required, in a Bond to the amount of £500 currency, whose bona fide signatures must be affixed to the Tenders; forms of which may be obtained at this office, and no Tenders will be noticed unless made on these Forms.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1848