The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1848

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p.2 Danger from Steamboats - The authorities in charge of the Lachine Canal have strictly forbidden the passage through the Canal of all vessels whose chimnies are not covered by a safety gauze, with a view to the prevention of fire, from sparks falling on the adjacent buildings. It would be well for the authorities of Kingston and other places, to take like precautions. One night last week the whole of the wooden premises, on or near Browne's Wharf (the Custom House Wharf) would have been utterly destroyed by fire from the funnel of an adjoining steamboat, had not the fire on the roof of the warehouse been providentially seen and put out, before it had made much progress. This happened in the night time. The next day, precisely the same thing occurred on Scobell's Wharf, from a like cause. Being in the day time, the fire was seen and easily prevented. Doubtless like occurrences are extremely frequent. Some night, when the town is half burnt down, (as in 1840,) some measures of a preventative kind, will be proposed and adopted. Why not do it now?

Improvement of Buffalo Harbour - the Common Council of Buffalo is to build a canal and widen the creek.


Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

July 10th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

11th - Str. Pilot, Montreal, gen. cargo.

12th - Str. Prince of Wales, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. City of Kingston, Lewiston, 125 bbls. flour, 3 bbls. ashes, Macpherson & Crane; 2 bbls. ashes, J.H. Greer & Co.

Str. Ontario, Rochester, gen. cargo.

13th - Schr. Governor, Port Stanley, 3269 gross pipe staves, 20 bbls. flour, 359 bush. corn, 19 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane; 1500 pieces pipe staves, H. & S. Jones.

Str. Queen Victoria, Belleville, gen. cargo.

Str. City of Toronto, Montreal, 400 passengers and baggage with barges in tow.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, lot of bags, owner on board.

Str. Charles Smith, Oswego, 96 bbls. oil, Chas. Brent; 244 pcs. marble, B. Field, Belleville.

Str. Rochester, Sackett's Harbor, 10 bbls. tallow, J. Carruthers.

Str. Passport, Montreal, gen. cargo.

14th - Schr. Ann Jane Brown, Port Hope, 1600 bbls. flour, 6 do. pot ashes, McCuaig & Co.

Schr. Ellen Parke, Amherstburgh, 15 bbls. pot ash, 5 hhds. tobacco, 25,360 staves, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Prince of Wales, Amherst Isle, gen. cargo.

Schr. Christiana, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Magnet, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.

Schr. Victory, Oswego, 15 bbls. water lime, Oliphant & Watt.

Schr. James Coleman, Hamilton, 1191 bbls. flour, 20 bbls. meal, 10 bbls. ashes, J.H. Greer & Co.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1848