The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 23, 1847

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Some ill-natured people up the country have been industriously circulating the report that Kingston does not possess sufficient storage for the lake shipments of flour, in the spring, preparatory to its being re-shipped, per barge to Montreal; and that a vast quantity is necessarily damaged by exposure to the sun and rain. At the time this report was got afloat, the British Whig gave it the flattest contradiction; but some malicious people belonging to the Press in Montreal, doubtless from sinister motives, so far from paying attention to this contradiction, gave increased circulation to the calumny, by re-publishing it, with addenda. And to make the matter still worse, a stupid Kingston paper, ever in the wrong, (the Chronicle & Gazette,) under pretext of rebutting the falsehood, in its Saturday's impression, gravely asserts that

"Kingston now contains good storage room for more than 60,000 barrels of flour."

Now, so far from Kingston possessing storage only for 60,000 barrels, the Chronicle & Gazette's maximum, it possesses good storage for more than 200,000 barrels; and as proof is better than assertion, we shall enumerate the several Forwarding Houses, and their means of Storage;

Macpherson & Crane, 50,000 barrels in town, and 20,000 at Hatter's Bay.

Hooker & Henderson, 25,000 do.

H. & S. Jones, 50,000 barrels in town, and 15,000 at Port Sydney.

J.A. Walker & Co., 30,000 barrels.

The Quebec Forwarding Co. 20,000 do.

To which if we add, the storage possessed by J.H. Greer & Co., E. Browne & Co., Glassford & Smith; Hon. John Hamilton, Messrs. J. & G. Ives and the Messrs. McCuaig, all Forwarding Houses, doing a greater or lesser amount of business, and average them at 10,000 barrels each, the gross amount of storage at Kingston, will be for 200,000 barrels in town and 35,000 barrels within two miles of it - all under cover, and well secured from the weather; and this is independent of the storage possessed by persons not Forwarders, such as Messrs. Garrett, Scobell, and many others. And of this we are assured, that so far from having exaggerated the means of storage possessed by the leading Forwarders, we expect to be rapped on the knuckles by some, for having unintentionally underrated their capabilities.....




The partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm of "Collins & Power," as Shipbuilders, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons indebted to the said firm are hereby requested to make immediate payment to Mr. William Power, who alone is authorized to receive the same, and grant acquittances.



Portsmouth, 11th March, 1847.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 23, 1847