The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1847

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The Inhabitants of Port Hope are "up and stirring" as to the condition of their harbor. At a meeting held at the Ontario House, on the 25th ult. the following Resolutions were passed - James Smith Esq., M.P.P. in the Chair:

Moved by Mr. F. Whitehead, Esq., seconded by Geo. Gladman, and Resolved, That this meeting taking into consideration the insufficient state of the Port Hope Harbor and Wharf, deem it highly important to the interests of the town, and the shipping interests of Lake Ontario, that some steps should be taken towards their improvement, keeping in view, at the same time, the right of the present Stockholders.

Moved by Mr. Beamish, seconded by Mr. Quinlan, and Resolved, That the meeting is of opinion that it will be expedient to memorialize the Government to assume the said Harbor and Wharf, provided the Stockholders feel disposed to part with their interest in the same, on such terms as it is probable the Government might accede to.

Moved by Mr. Maxwell, seconded by Mr. Metcalfe, and Resolved, That in furtherance of this object, this meeting is of opinion that a Committee should be appointed to ascertain from the Stockholders whether and on what terms they would dispose of their interest in the said Harbor and Wharf, and that they be further empowered to memorialize the Government, and to use such means as may best carry out the objects of this meeting, and that J.T. Williams, James Smith, David Smart, M. Kirchhoffer, M.F. Whitehead, R. Lang, H. Gillen, Charles Hughs, A. Fisher, and R. Maxwell, Esquires, be requested to act as such committee. [Toronto Colonist]

p.3 The Weather - A complete revolution has taken place in the weather. Under the influence of a strong southerly wind, all traces of ice and snow have disappeared; and the Lake and River are now as much open, as during the middle of Summer. The Montreal steamers are still running to Dickinson's Landing, and one Lake steamer, the Magnet, will make one trip to Toronto and Hamilton on Monday....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1847