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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1849

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Port of Kingston.

April 21st - Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, no lading.

Str. City of Toronto, Hamilton, 20 bbls. flour, J.A. Glassford.

Schr. Prince, Wellington, 700 bush. barley, J. Patterson.

Schr. Britannia, Picton, 1300 bush. barley, 250 bush. corn, 200 bush. barley, 80 bbls. pork, Macpherson.

Schr. Rose, Toronto, 1350 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Perseverance, Napanee, 30 feet lumber (sic), A. Macpherson.

Str. Earl Cathcart, Oswego, 17 bbls. clover seed, 5 kegs lard, H. & S. Jones.

April 23rd - Scow Hotka ?, French Creek, 15 cords fire wood, A. Livingston.

Schr. Free Trader, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Schr. Albion, South Bay, 20 bush. rye, 13 bush. oats, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Hannah, Cobourg, 600 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.

Schr. Ada, French Creek, in tow, 1 skiff, E. Lemour.

Schr. Sarnia, Port Sarnia, ashes, pork, wheat, flour, and stoves, Hooker & Henderson.

Str. Commerce, Port Stanley, gen. cargo.

Str. Farmer, French Creek, in ballast.

Str. Prince of Wales, Amherst Island, 177 bbls. potash, E. Browne & Co.

Marine Disaster - The schooner Ariel, loaded with 10,000 bushels wheat at Southport, by J.G. Ransom, we learn by telegraph, sprung a leak on Saturday morning last, and made sail for Chicago. She stranded outside and succeeded in getting off 3,000 bushels, leaving 3000 bushels in a damaged state, and 4,000 bushels unwet. At this stage of affairs the propeller Troy ran into her, causing the vessel to fill, by which the 4000 bushels spoken of as being unwet were also damaged. The cargo is fully insured.

A Nautical Exploit - Last night a canal boat broke away from her moorings in the river, and went out into the lake. There was but one man aboard; but he having acquired much skill in the perils of the "raging canawl" was equal to the fearful crisis. Of course his poles were not adequate in that depth of water, so quickly splicing the sum total of ropes and tow-lines, he shouldered the cook-stove, brought it on deck, made fast and cast anchor.! This morning he was discovered riding at anchor, and was brought into port. [Cleveland Herald 7th]


The new and splendid Steamer Phoenix, now in the course of completion, is expected to be ready to take her place on the route between Bytown and Grenville, between the 5th and 10th of May.

The Phoenix will be commanded by Captain Patterson, well known to the travelling community. Like her fabled namesake, she has arisen as if by magic, from the ashes of her predecessor - a proof of the enterprising spirit of Messrs. Macpherson and Crane, to whom she belongs; and we trust she will float long and proudly, the Queen of the Ottawa.

We understand that Captain Shepherd's new steamer has already commenced running between Carillon and Lachine; in connection with which - when the Phoenix is ready for sailing - we will have a line of Boats between this place and Montreal, unequalled on our Canadian waters.

Travelling between here and the Metropolis, will be cheap, expeditious, and pleasant. A person will be able to leave Bytown in the Morning and arrive in Montreal in time the same evening to take the Quebec Boats.

It will be seen by our advertising columns that the Perth is stationed on the route to Grenville, and that the Beaver, Capt. Bell, will run during the season between here and Kingston. [Bytown Advocate]


Province of Canada,

Midland District.

JOSEPH PLATT, LEWIS PLATT, and JAMES PLATT, all of Hay Bay, in the township of Adolphustown, in the Midland District, Shipowners, Traders, and Co-partners, carrying on trade and business at Hay Bay, in the said Township of Adolphustown, under the name style and firm of Joseph Platt & Sons - Bankrupts.

Commission issued by Stafford Frederick Kirkpatrick, Esquire, Judge of the District Court of the Midland District, dated the 18th of April, 1849.

First meeting of Creditors on Friday, the fourth day of May in the year 1849, at the Judge's Cambers in the Court House, in the City of Kingston, at 12 o'clock, noon.


Sheriff Midland District.

Sheriff's Office, Midland District,

Kingston, 18th April, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1849