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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1845

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p.3 - a letter to Postmaster asking about population of Kingston and number of steam boats running daily, etc.

The foregoing letter has been handed to us with a request that we should answer the queries contained in it. The population of Kingston and its environs is between eleven and twelve thousand souls. There are ten daily steamboats running to and from Kingston, besides about 30 small steamers and propellers which ply constantly but irregularly between Kingston and Montreal, via the St. Lawrence and Rideau Canal; the trip round occupying about 8 days. All the up and down freight is transhipped at this port, in carrying which there is a fleet of about 200 barges and schooners employed of 60-250 tons burthen. The estimated value of the imports entered at the Port of Kingston last year from the United States amounted to $1,075,648, and imports are seldom entered at their highest figure. [Chronicle]


The Fast Sailing and Low Pressure Steamer


Capt. Stearns,

Will commence her trips between


On Saturday Evening next, leaving Kingston immediately after the arrival of the River Mail Steamboat - say at Five o'clock P.M.

For Freight and Passage, apply to the Captain on board, or to


Kingston, August 21st, 1845.

Opposition on the Lake & River - We are sorry to say, that no compromise between contending interests having been effected, the opposition steamer to Toronto, the Highlander, will commence her business on the Lake, on Saturday evening, and the Prince Albert will follow in her wake, for the Hamilton and Toronto route, on Wednesday next.

The Provincial Steamer Union, Lt. Moyle, Master, arrived here on Saturday night last, with Colonel Holloway, Commanding Engineer in Canada, Capt. Boxer R. N., ...(and others.)

The Steamer Highlander - The Chronicle & Gazette throws out an insidious hint, in its last Wednesday's impression, that the steamer Highlander is not sea-worthy. We regret the unhappy dissensions between the River Forwarders and the Lake Royal Mail Line Proprietors, as much as the Chronicle & Gazette can possibly do, but we see no reason to publish that which is not true. The Highlander is precisely of the same build of vessels, as those which compose the American Line of Lake Steamers, and is quite as sea-worthy as the best of them; and it remains yet to be proved, that these fine vessels are not adapted for the route, for which they have been built.

Kingston Bay Regatta - We have much pleasure in assuring our friends, that preparations are being made by active gentlemen, well acquainted with aquatic sports, for a Regatta, to come off this Fall. The Kingston waters are so peculiarly well adapted for this species of recreation, that it has often been our wonder, that Regattas are not annually instead of being got up like the present, for the occasion. Should the state of the funds subscribed warrant it, a prize will be offered for every kind of aquatic race; and vessels and boats from all creation be allowed to enter. The Committee are now attending to raising the sinews of war, but tomorrow they meet at Daley's Hotel, for the purpose of making arrangements for the Regatta. No time will be lost in announcing the Cups, Purses and Conditions.


A Meeting took place at Daley's Hotel, this day - His Worship the Mayor in the Chair, for the purpose of making arrangements for a Regatta, in Kingston Bay, to come off some time during next Month, and the following gentlemen were chosen a Committee for carrying the same into effect:

Thomas W. Robinson, Esq., President.

Captain Fowell, R.N.

Captain Cumming, 71st Reg't.

John S. Cummins, Esq.

James J. Burrows, Esq.

David Rutherford, Esq., Treasurer.

Gentlemen desirous of contributing towards this Regatta, will please pay their subscriptions to the Treasurer, or to any of the Committee.

W. STEERS, Treasurer.

Kingston, August 21st, 1845.

letter to editor referring to T. Kirkpatrick, Collector of Customs for port of Kingston, as having a plurality of jobs despite it being illegal.

New Steamer To Hamilton.

The Fast Sailing, Low Pressure Steamer


Capt. Cumming,

Will leave Hooker & Henderson's Wharf, for Toronto and Hamilton, on Wednesday next, August 27th.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on board, or to


Kingston, August 22nd, 1845.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1845