The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 23, 1853

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Ald. Jackson presented a report from the Committee on Wharves and Harbor. The report elicited some debate, but 10 o'clock arrived before anything was decided upon, and the Council adjourned. The following is a copy of the report:

The Committee on the Harbor and Wharves beg leave to present their second Report -

First - On the petition of J. Macpherson, Esq., for permission to extend his wharf ninety feet beyond its present limits - Your committee must only refer the Council to their first report, wherein a line is recommended, and beyond which the space prayed for would extend. It will be incumbent on your committee, therefore, to await the action of the Council on that report, by the adoption of that line, or authority to proceed with the survey alluded to, and the adoption of it or a line, which would afford such accommodation throughout the entire limits of the Harbor, as would be satisfactory to all concerned, and for the public benefit.

Second - Your committee would recommend that application be made to the military authorities for permission to place a revolving light on the Martello Tower erected on the shoal in front of the City Hall, the lighting of which (provided the application be granted) can be effected by submerging a gas pipe from the foot of Brock Street. Such a beacon would be of inestimable value to all craft entering the harbor.

Third - Your committee would strongly recommend to the consideration of the Council that application be immediately made to the government for the unceded water lots within the limits of the city or its liberties, the acquisition of which by the Council would ultimately yield a large revenue to the city.

They would recommend that a member of the Council, in connection with a member of your committee, be deputed to correspond with the government in such manner as they would deem most suitable for the attainment of the end in view.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

To Be Sold - lease of lot No. 5, north range, Howe Island, containing 164 acres, dwellings, barn, sheds, ...."There is an excellent Wharf, with a Ferry Boat upon the premises, and a commodious Store and Warehouse adjoining..." For further particulars apply to James Fraser, Sidney W. Scobell, F.J. George, Trustees of the estate of S.D. Mallory.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 23, 1853