The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1837

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p.2 Thomas Kirkpatrick, Esq. Collector of the Customs for this Port, has handed us the following document for publication. This opinion of the Attorney General will prove of great importance to many of our trading friends, and we therefore beg to call their attention to it.

Attorney General's Office,

Toronto, 12th August, 1837.


With reference to the letter of the Collector of Customs at the Port of Kingston of the 27th ult., addressed to you, in which that Officer to be instructed whether it be legal for Foreign Vessels taking cargoes of Staves on board at one British port and consigned to another British port and discharged there, such vessels having touched at and cleared from a Foreign Port between the time of receiving and landing their cargoes? I have the honor to state that such practice is illegal, and subjects the vessel and cargo to seizure and condemnation.

I have the honor to be,


Your most obedient

Humble servant,

Chr. A. Hagerman, Attorney General.

The Hon. George H. Markland, Inspector General.


p.3 St. Ann's Rapids - a grant of £14000 made by British Parliament for improvements.



Aug. 12th - The steamer Margaret, Hunter, with barge Clara Fisher in tow, 107 passengers (consignees listed.)

Aug. 12th - The steamer Cataraqui, Drummond, with barge Traveller, Myers, in tow. 91 passengers. (consignees listed.) The passage of the Traveller is one of the quickest on record, having occupied barely 3 days from Montreal. Its master, Mr. Michael Myers, is one of the smartest men in the Company's employ.

Aug. 13th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barge Oswego in tow. 56 passengers (consignees listed.)

Aug. 19th - The steamer Margaret, with barge Iroquois in tow. 79 passengers. (consignees listed.)

Departures for Bytown.

Aug. 11 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen.

Aug. 14 - The steamer Cataraqui, Drummond.

Aug. 14 - The steamer Margaret, Hunter.

Aug. 16 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen.

Departures for Montreal and Prescott.

Aug. 11 - The steamer Rideau, Ballentyne, with barge Dolphin in tow, to discharge wheat at Jones' Mills.

Aug. 14 - The steamer Rideau, with barge Clara Fisher in tow. (consignees listed.)

Aug. 16 - The steamer Rideau, with barges Traveller and Oswego in tow (consignees listed.)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1837