The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 13, 1836

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p.1 A MEETING of the Proprietors of the Steam Boat Commodore Barrie, will be held at the Commercial Hotel, on Thursday the 14th inst., at 12 o'clock.


Kingston, 9th January, 1836.

A MEETING of the Proprietors of the Steam Boat Sir James Kempt, will take place on board the Boat on Wednesday the 13th inst., at 12 o'clock.


Kingston, 9th January, 1836.


AT A GENERAL MEETING of the inhabitants of Hallowell, Picton and vicinity, held at St. John's Hall, on Monday evening, the 5th instant, to devise the best means of rendering the Bay of Hallowell navigable for Steam Boats to the Bridge. - William Rorke, Esquire, being called to the Chair, and Philip Low, Esquire, appointed Secretary, and the Chairman having explained the object of the meeting it was

Moved by R. Ross, Esq. seconded by F. Hillier, Esq.

Resolved - That by increasing the facilities to the import and export trade of the Port of Hallowell, and thereby giving a stimulus to the Agricultural industry of this District. It is proper and necessary that the navigation of the same be opened up to the Bridge.

Moved by John Miller, Esq., seconded by Wm. Vance, Esq.

Resolved - That a Committee be appointed to collect subscriptions, take notes for the several amounts, and to advertise and receive Tenders for clearing out the Bay from Mr. Bockus' upper wharf, to the Bridge, to the depth of 10 feet and width of 100 feet. And for forming the sides of the same with Cedar Piles; and also to appoint a proper person to superintend the work during its progress.

Moved by Mr. McGill, seconded by Mr. Gibson.

Resolved - That the Committee consist of the following Gentlemen, viz:-

Simeon Washburn, Adam Hubbs,

D.B. Stevenson, Roderick Ross,

D. Barker, John Miller, Esquires

to whom was added Mr. McGill.

Moved by Doctor Moore, seconded by Adam Hubbs, Esq.

Resolved - That the Committee do immediately enter upon their duties, and that from the consequent increase which will take place in the value of all property in Hallowell and Picton, every proprietor should come forward and assist in the undertaking by subscribing liberally, according to his means.

Moved by Doctor Moore, seconded by Simeon Washburn, Esq.

Resolved - That David Smith Esq. be Treasurer, and Philip Low, Esq. Secretary to the Committee.

Resolved - that the foregoing Resolutions be published in the British Whig, and in the Chronicle.

The Chairman then left the Chair, when Doctor Moore taking the same, the thanks of the meeting were given to the Chairman and Secretary.


Philip Low, Secretary.

Hallowell, 4th Jan., 1836.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 13, 1836