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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 29, 1847


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p.2 State of the Ice - was frozen to Long Island but now is open again.

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REPORT OF THE HARBOR MASTER FOR 1847.

To the Editor of the British Whig.

Sir, - For the information of the public I beg to request that you will be pleased to publish the following statement:

Number of Vessels Which Entered the Port of Kingston, from the 17th of April to the 15th of December, 1847:

Sailing Vessels from 1 to 50 tons burthen 174

" " 50 to 100 " 238

" " 100 tons and upwards 213

625

This Statement does not include Steamers, Barges and Wood Boats, - the number of which is about equal to the sailing vessels above mentioned.

The gross amount received by me for harbor dues

during the past season is £334 7 2

Of this sum there was received in commutation

from Forwarders and others 94 19 0

Tolls from Wood Boats up to 1st June 5 1 4

Harbor Dues from Forwarders who did not

commute, and others 234 6 10
           

334 7 2

Since the 1st of June last, the Tolls on Wood Boats have been received by the Market Directors, who now collect them under the authority of the Market Act.

The 94 19 0 commutation money was paid in the following manner:

Hon. John Hamilton 34 19 0

4 American Steamers, £10 each 40 0 0

Steamer Prince of Wales 7 10 0

Steamer Princess Victoria 7 10 0

Steamer Unicorn, part of season 5 0 0
           

94 19 0

The following sums for the season were received from parties who did not commute, viz.:

John H. Greer, for Royal Mail

Steamers and other Boats 59 9 3

Captains Royal Mail Steamers 2 15 0

Macpherson & Crane 28 10 0

Hooker & Henderson 11 18 0

Quebec Forwarding Co. 7 0 0

H. & S. Jones & Co. 14 12 9

James A. Walker & Co. 16 6 0

Messrs. McCuaig & Co. 3 9 0

Steamer William IV 1 13 0

Glassford & Smith 4 19 0

Steamer Transit 2 11 0

Steamer Magnet 2 10 0
           

154 13 3

Commutations 94 19 0

All other sources 84 14 11
           

Total amount of Harbor dues paid to

City Treasurer for season of 1847 £334 7 2

In closing his duties for the season, the undersigned takes this opportunity of renewing his thanks to the Forwarding Merchants, Masters of Vessels, and others, for the uniform kindness he has received at their hands, in the discharge of the duties of his office.

Walter McCuniffe, Harbor Master.

Kingston, 23rd December, 1847.


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Date of Original:
Dec. 29, 1847
Local identifier:
KN.5466
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 29, 1847