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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1844

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p.2 More Troubles on the Canals - at Beauharnois workers have struck for wages. [Montreal Transcript, May 4th]

The Sovereign - Some little delay has been experienced in getting this splendid Steam Packet on the Marine Railway, it having been thought that the size and weight of the Sovereign would prevent her from being accommodated at Kingston. Our Railway has, however, been proved sufficiently strong to answer the purpose, and the Sovereign will descend on Friday, and resume her place in the line immediately. While on this subject, we may as well correct an error. We stated that this vessel sprung a leak. She struck upon the edge of an unknown ledge of rocks, knocking a hole in her bottom, and the vessel was run on a mud bank for safety.

p.3 Gale at Buffalo - A terrific yet sublime tornado passed over the west end of the lake yesterday, shivering the spars of vessels within its range.....With the storm came in a large number of vessels from Chicago and points upon the upper lakes, filled to their utmost capacity with produce, 25 vessels in all. These vessels brought about 25,000 bushels of wheat, and some 10,000 barrels of flour, which added to the previous stock, augments it astonishingly. Scarcely any of the schooners have had orders to discharge in consequence of the want of boats and warehouses. The shippers and forwarders are at swords point, and measures have been taken by the former to lay their grievances before the canal consolidation at Albany. Should this fail, a line of boats are to be established immediately. Nothing has been done on the lake in regard to steamers. As they run now a person may proceed westward at his leisure and at his own price. [Cor. Pomeroy & Co. April 24th]



Will be sold by Auction, on Monday next, the 13th instant, at the Wharf occupied by Mr. McIntyre, at Portsmouth Harbour, three first rate Barges, capable of carrying 650 barrels each, viz. the DON, EVE and JETT, in good sailing order, having been thoroughly overhauled lately. The boats to be put up precisely at 12 o'clock.


At 2 o'clock, at the Stone Store, Marine Railway, the Sails, Rigging, Anchors, Tarpaulins, Poles, etc., etc., necessary to complete the above barges, and will be put up in lots to suit purchasers.

J. LINTON. A.B. & C.M.

Kingston, May 7th, 1844.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1844