(copied from Whig ? by Montreal Gazette, Oct. 31, 1843)
IMPORTANT SALE OF FORWARDING STOCK.
The Business Connection which has subsisted between the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company, and Macpherson, Crane & Co., since the Fifteenth day of December, 1836, will cease by limitation, on the Fifteenth day of December next, and for the purpose of closing the Business without delay, it is agreed, that the whole STOCK IN TRADE, owned by them, and detailed below, shall be sold, at PUBLIC AUCTION, commencing on the Twentieth Day of December next, and to continue until all shall be Sold.
The Stock consists of:
Propelled by two Engines of 40 Horse Power each, and is in a state of thorough repair.
45 Horse Power, favorably known on the route between Lachine and Carillon.
45 Horse Power, is a superior Tow Boat, and has only been running four years.
Steamers BEAVER and OTTER,
4 and 3 years old, 25 Horse Power each, excellent Passage and good Tow Boats, admitted to be unequal in their adaptation to the Rideau Canal Trade.
25 Horse Power, a comfortable Passage and good Tow Boat.
18 Horse Power, well known on the route between Lachine and Point Fortune.
Steamers CHARLOTTE and BYTOWN,
Almost new, and admirably adapted for making the Circuit, ascending to Kingston via the Rideau Canal, and descending by the St. Lawrence. They are well and favorably known.
Steamers METEOR, MERCURY and JUNO,
Each propelled by a High Pressure Engine of 25 Horse Power, on the Ericsson Propeller Principle. This is the second season they have been in operation.
Schooners ROSE, THISTLE, SHAMROCK, HENRIETTA, and WM. CAYLEY,
all constructed after the most approved models, substantially built, and in complete repair; each Vessel is capable of carrying 5000 bushels of Wheat through the Welland Canal.
Barges VICTORIA, ALBERT, WELLINGTON, THISTLE, MARY ANNE, UNION, WESTERN and CLEVELAND,
Staunchly built, and capable of carrying 1300 brls. Flour, each.
Barges QUEEN, ROSE, SHAMROCK, BUCKEYE, EMILY and OXFORD,
Capable of carrying 1100 to 1200 barrels each; in other respects, equal to those named above.
Barges TRAVELLER, HOPE, KINGSTON, TRADER, EMIGRANT, and PERTH,
Capable of carrying 900 to 1000 barrels each.
Barges HOCHELAGA, GRENVILLE, ELIZA, ROWENA, NESS, QUAIN, DISSETTE, WEEKS, ALERT, FAME and HERO,
Nearly new, well suited for the Ottawa and Rideau route, or the St. Lawrence. Capable of carrying 800 barrels each.
Barges DOLPHIN, JANE, CLARA FISHER, IROQUOIS, FRANCES and ESTHER,
Are worthy the attention of persons engaged in the Cord Wood Trade.
All the above craft are rigged and equiped in the best and most complete manner, and will be sold with their Cables, Anchors, and Appurtenances, as they have been running during the past season.
A Quantity of Steamboat Wood, at convenient points on the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal. Quantities will be made known at the time of Sale.
the Leases for Next Year of the extensive Warehouses on the Corporation Wharf, Kingston; and of the Red Store, and other Premises, including a Marine Railway, situated on the south side of the Lachine Canal here, together with Office Furniture at Kingston, Bytown, and Montreal.
A Variety of Rigging, Tarpaulins, and Other Articles indispensable about an extensive Forwarding Establishment, and which will be more particularly described in a Cataloque, to be prepared before the day of Sale.
The terms of Sale will be one fourth cash, and the remainder in three equal payments at six, twelve, and eighteen months, with interest on approved indorsed Notes. All Accounts and Obligations due to the concern, is to be paid to Macpherson, Crane & Co., and to them all claims against it must be submitted for adjustment.
Applications for further particulars may be made at any of the Offices of Macpherson, Crane & Co., at Kingston, Bytown, or Montreal; or to George Brush, Esq., at the Office of Messrs. Ward, Brush & Co., Montreal.
Chairman O. & R. F. Co.
Macpherson, Crane & Co.
Offers will be received by either of the parties from persons wishing to purchase all, or a portion, of the above Stock by private bargain before the day of the Sale.
J. F., C. O. & R.F.C.
M. C. & Co.
Montreal, 28th Oct., 1843