The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1850

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In their first haste to curry favor with the unwashed, the dominant party in the City Council abolished the Light House in Kingston Harbor, on the score of its expense. Maintaining the Light cost the City 100 pounds a year a large sum certainly, when the comparative inutility of the light is considered. But what is dear at 100 pounds is often dirt cheap at 20 pounds a year. The Gas Company offer to maintain the Light at the latter sum, to lay down the pipes thereto, and to watch the lighting and extinguishing. If the members of the Council were anything but what they are, we might expect them to accept at once and with thankfulness, this liberal offer on the part of the Gas Company; but as they appear to legislate only to vex the people and see how much they can become detested, we make no doubt but they will haggle off and on till the season be half passed, and then consent to pay as much for three months' services as they would now for a whole season! A good light in Kingston Harbor is much needed. Gas Light is the best and cheapest of lights. Twenty Pounds a year is but a mere trifle in the expenditure of the city; and as the Council are about taxing the Wood Scows and Market Boats, the least they can do in return is to provide a good Light for their safe navigation.

Kingston Imports.

April 13th - Schr. S. Wright, Cape Vincent, in ballast, Capt. on board.

Str. Niagara, Oswego, gen. cargo, Browne and others.

April 15th - Schr. Jessie Woods, Hamilton, 1160 bbls. flour, Hugh McLennan.

Schr. Lady Bagot, Hamilton, 1560 bbls. flour, Hugh McLennan.

Each of these fine vessels made two trips between Kingston and the head of the Lake during the past week.

-steamer Atlantic ashore on Pt. Pelee, passengers taken aboard steamer Keystone State.



The Fast Sailing Low Pressure Steamer


John M'Gill Chambers, Master,

Will ply daily between Kingston and Picton, as follows:-

Leaving Picton every Morning, (Sundays excepted,) at 7 o'clock, calling at all the intermediate Ports on her way down.

Leaving Kingston every Evening, (Sundays excepted,) after the arrival of the River and American Mail Steamers, and calling at all the intermediate ports on her way up.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on board, or at McLennan's Wharf.

Kingston, April 13th, 1850.


The Steamer


Capt. A. O'Connor,

Will leave Kingston on Thursday Morning, at half-past 5 o'clock for Coteau du Lac.

Kingston, April 16th, 1850.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1850