The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 13, 1850

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p.2 Corporation of Kingston - need for harbor master discussed; possible political reasons for wanting to get rid of current harbor master suggested; a petition of shipowners against imposition of harbor dues was discussed; Mr. Anglen ..."was against the Report. He had great experience, and had always found the Light-house useful, almost indispensible - that it was absurd to say that vessels would pass the harbor for the paltry amount of harbor dues. He was satisfied that those interested in the trade were not dissatisfied with paying harbor dues - that they found the benefit of having a Harbor Master; and that without him the harbor would return to the same state of confusion which all recollected before the appointment of that officer. With rubbish here and sunk scows there, and a vessel sometimes lying across a slip, and occupying the whole of it for weeks. That they must have a person to look after the harbor, and that it was only just that those who reaped the benefit of his services should be taxed to pay him."...

LAKE NAVIGATION - positive changes expected after new Navigation Laws become law; announcement by Macpherson & Crane of opening facilities in Hamilton harbor; direct line to be formed between Hamilton and Halifax. [Hamilton Journal & Express]

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 13, 1850