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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 23, 1848


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p.2 The Free Navigation of the St. Lawrence. [London Daily News]

REPORT OF THE HARBOR MASTER,

For 1848.

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 arrived at the Port of Kingston from 5th of April to 22nd Dec., 1848.

Sailing vessels from 1 to 50 tons burthen 166

50 to 100 tons 162

100 tons and upwards 183
           

Total of sailing vessels 511

This statement does not include steamers, barges and wood-boats, the number of which does not differ from much from that of the sailing vessels above mentioned.

The gross amount of Harbor Dues received by me from every source during the past year is £270 3 9. Of this sum there was received

in commutation from Forwarders 75 17 0

Tolls from woodboats and lumber 40 15 8

Harbor dues from forwarders and others

who did not commute 153 11 1
           

£270 3 9

Of the £75 17 0 for the season, was paid as follows:

Hon. John Hamilton 26 13 4

Four American Line Steamers 36 13 8

Steamer British Queen of Belleville 7 10 0

Steamer Prince of Wales 5 0 0
           

75 17 0

The following sums were received from parties who did not commute, viz.

Royal Mail steamers of Toronto 31 5 0

Macpherson & Crane 22 6 2

John H. Greer & Co. 11 6 2

H. & S. Jones 9 17 4

Quebec Forwarding Company 6 15 10

Hooker & Henderson 3 13 8

McCuaig & Co. 2 10 8

John McCuaig 0 13 4

Dickinson, Jones & Co. 2 18 8

Glassford & Smith 0 12 4

J. & H. Glassford 1 0 0

Long Island and Garden Island ferries

and steamboats and propellers not

belonging to Kingston 20 0 6
           

£112 19 8

Commutation 75 17 0

All other sources 81 7 1
           

£270 3 9

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, Dec. 22, 1848.


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Date of Original:
Dec. 23, 1848
Local identifier:
KN.5569
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. 23, 1848