The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 27, 1848

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p.2 The First Arrival - The brig McBride, which arrived day before yesterday, was freighted with salt direct from Turk's Island, it passing through the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Canadian waters in bond, the duties being paid on it here. Part also of her cargo consisted of codfish direct from Nova Scotia.

This is the 1st foreign shipment ever made from the Atlantic seaboard direct to any port in our inland Seas. [Chicago Journal 6th]


To the Editor of the Chronicle & News.

Sir, - For the information of the public I beg to request that you will be pleased to publish the following statement:

Number of Vessels arrived at the Port of Kingston from 5th of April to 22nd Dec., 1848.

Sailing vessels from 1 to 50 tons burthen 166

50 to 100 tons 162

100 tons and upwards 183

Total of sailing vessels 511

This statement does not include steamers, barges and wood-boats, the number of which does not differ from much from that of the sailing vessels above mentioned.

The gross amount of Harbor Dues received by me from every source during the past year is £270 3 9. Of this sum there was received

in commutation from Forwarders 75 17 0

Tolls from woodboats and lumber 40 15 8

Harbor dues from forwarders and others

who did not commute 153 11 1

£270 3 9

Of the £75 17 0 for the season, was paid as follows:

Hon. John Hamilton 26 13 4

Four American Line Steamers 36 13 8

Steamer British Queen of Belleville 7 10 0

Steamer Prince of Wales 5 0 0

75 17 0

The following sums were received from parties who did not commute, viz.

Royal Mail steamers of Toronto 31 5 0

Macpherson & Crane 22 6 2

John H. Greer & Co. 11 6 2

H. & S. Jones 9 17 4

Quebec Forwarding Company 6 15 10

Hooker & Henderson 3 13 8

McCuaig & Co. 2 10 8

John McCuaig 0 13 4

Dickinson, Jones & Co. 2 18 8

Glassford & Smith 0 12 4

J. & H. Glassford 1 0 0

Long Island and Garden Island ferries

and steamboats and propellers not

belonging to Kingston 20 0 6

£112 19 8

Commutatioin 75 17 0

All other sources 81 7 1

£270 3 9

In closing his duties for the season, the undersigned takes this opportunity of renewing his thanks to the Forwarding merchants, masters of vessels, and others, for the uniform kindness he has received at their hands in the discharge of the duties of his office.

WALTER McCUNIFFE, Harbor Master.

Kingston, Dec. 22nd, 1848.

Arrivals at Chicago - The number of vessels which have arrived at this port, since the opening of navigation is 1148. Of these there were:

Steamboats 240

Propellers 162

Barques and Brigs 188

Schooners 588

This is exclusive of a great number of lumber vessels, which would make the total arrivals from 1500 to 1600. Last year, the arrivals of every kind of lake craft amounted to 654. This, also, does not include a large number of vessels which do not appear on the Collector's books. A comparison of the arrivals of the two seasons, however, exhibits an increase in favor of the present. [Chicago Democrat]

meeting about navigation laws was well attended - Committee are preparing petition.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 27, 1848