The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1843

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(from original at Met. Toronto Central Library)

CAPTAIN SANDOM.- We notice with regret that the Ottawa Advocate (the sole Colonial newspaper) copies the Scurrilous articles in the News against the professional standing of Capt. SANDOM, the Naval commander of the Lakes. If the Editor of the Advocate would call to mind, that out of five other Kingston newspapers, not one can be found to endorse the statements of the News, it should reasonably make him doubt their accuracy. Capt. SANDOM is not so much of a general favorite in Kingston, that the press should be silent when he commits himself; the inference therefore should be disregarded accordingly. The truth of the matter is, that despite the singularity of his habits, and the pertinacious particularity of his discipline, Capt. SANDOM is a very gallant and effective officer; and to his men the very opposite of a tyrant. Witness this fact - during five years, out of 500 men and marines under his sole and absolute command, seven floggings only have occurred. What regiment in the service could say the same thing?

The steamboat Transit made a trip between Toronto and this port at the beginning of this month, but in consequence of the severity of the weather has been unable to run with any sort of regularity. The ground is still covered deep with snow, and the river and lake present more than a sufficiency of ice. The winter thus far (excepting January, which was a remarkably mild month) has been one of the coldest and stormiest remembered by the oldest inhabitant, It and as yet there is not the slightest promise of spring, except in the increasing warmth of the sun. If the immense quantity of snow on the ground is dissolved rapidly, it is to be feared that there will be heavy floods and great damage done in many parts of the country. [Niagara Chronicle]


Of One Hundred Horse Power, for Sale at the Kingston Dock Yard. To be Sold by AUCTION, at the Naval Yard, Kingston, on the 1st day of June next, (unless disposed of by private contract,) A SQUARE CROSS HEAD VERTICAL ENGINE, of superior manufacture, of 100 horse power, complete and in good working condition, Cylinders 48 inches, stroke 8 feet The same may be viewed and examined on the St. Lawrence Wharf, Naval Yard, Point Frederick, Kingston, where any required information will be given.

The Purchaser will be required to make a deposit of ten per cent. on the purchase price at the time of Sale, the remainder to be paid and Engine removed within three weeks from the day of sale. Sale at eleven o'clock.

Storekeeper's Office,

Kingston Dock Yard, March 30th, 1843.


THE subscriber has on hand and for sale, at his Ship Chandlery Store, Ontario street, the following very superior assortment of English Canvass:

20 pcs. bleached No. 1 English,

30 " " 2 do.

20 " " 3 Scotch,

30 " " 4 English,

50 " " 5 do.

50 " " 6 do.

25 " " 7 do.

Also, unbleached Canvass from No. 1 to No. 6; with a very superior assortment of Sail Twine, Bunting of all colors, and a variety of Blocks, Patent, bushed and bolted, and wood pin; all of which will be sold low and on liberal terms.

M.T. HUNTER, Ship Chandler.

Kingston, 16th March, 1843.



No. 4, Hardy's Buildings, Ontario Street,




Of every description. Boiled Linseed Oil, and Paints.

Kingston, March 28, 1843.


APPLICATIONS will be received at the Office of the subscriber, till the 1st day of April next, from persons qualified for the Office of CAPTAIN, PURSER, and STEWARD, on the Steam Boat "Prince Edward," for the season of 1843.


Kingston, 18th March, 1843.


THE Undersigned having perceived a Notice in the Chronicle & Gazette of the 29th inst. signed "W.T. Johnston," stating that the Steam Boat Prince Edward, would on the opening of the Navigation, resume her route on the Bay of Quinte, under his Command, hereby notifies the Public, that no Captain has, as yet, been appointed for the "Prince Edward" for the present season; and that the said Johnston is not in any way authorized to assume any control whatever of the said Boat.

The undersigned also gives notice that the Agent alone, is authorized to contract debts, or to assume liabilities on account of the said Vessel.

THOMAS GREER, Agent Steamer Prince Edward.

Kingston, 31st March, 1843.


For Sale by the Subscriber,

Improved Patent Chains & Anchors,

Imported Roman Cement,

English Oakum,

Bunting for flags,

Clock's Packing Yarn,

Windlas (sic) & Pauls,

Spikes & Twine,

Varnish & Chalk,

Double & Single Jack Screws,

Glass & Crates,

Stockholm Pitch,

Paints & Turpentine,

Jars, Rosin & Bells,

Hooks & Thimbles,

Houseline & Marline,

Oil, Rafts, Sails, &c. &c.,

200 Gallons Canadian Whiskey.


Scobel's Wharf. Kingston, March 24, 1843.


THIS Boat having been much improved, and Cabin enlarged, will resume her Weekly trips between KINGSTON and MONTREAL, on the opening of Navigation, leaving the former place every FRIDAY, and the latter every MONDAY afternoon.

Prescott, 13th March, 1843.

ad for Barriefield Boat Company, inviting the public to purchase shares in an expanding company which in part is involved in the renting of sailing and row boats.

Barriefield, Feb. 17, 1843.

ad for J.H. Townsend, Plumber, Brass Founder, and Copper Smith, announcing the opening of his business on Store Street; includes in his wares "Water Closets for Ship and Steam Boat use, which may be fixed in the bottom, or any convenient part of the vessel with perfect safety." Kingston, July, 1842.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1843