The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1845

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p.2 letter to editor about Government appointing stranger to the office of Surveyor of Custom for port of Kingston, when there was a person more suitable for position.

p.3 Steamboat Between Chatham and Montreal Direct - The Western Standard of the 18th inst. states that it is in contemplation in the Western District to form a Joint Stock Company for the purpose of building a steamboat at Amherstburgh, to ply between Chatham and Montreal direct; and that subscription lists will in a few days be opened in several towns in that District for the effecting of this object. The dimensions to be as follows: extreme length, 136 feet; extreme breadth 25 feet 9 inches; draught of water 9 feet; average speed ten miles per hour, with accommodations for fifty cabin passengers - to be ready for sea by the 1st June, 1846.


The Subscribers have to acquaint the owners of Steam Boats, Schooners and Barges, that they have purchased the Marine Railway at Portsmouth, within Two Miles of Kingston, from Mr. Thomas Dissett. They are now prepared to haul out and repair, on the ways, such craft as may require overhauling, on as moderate charges as any other Railway in the Canadas, and by strict attention to business, hope to merit a share of public patronage.


Portsmouth, Canada West.

16th Sept., 1845.


A MEETING of the Subscribers to the late Regatta, will take place on Wednesday, the 12th of November next, at 3 o'clock P.M., at Daley's Hotel.

By order,

W.M. STEERS, Late Secretary.

Kingston, Oct. 31st, 1845.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1845