The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1853

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p.2 The steamer Maple Leaf resumed her place in the lake mail line yesterday, and left at the usual hour for Toronto. The expedition with which this steamer was supplied with a new walking beam, etc., reflects the highest credit upon the Kingston Foundry, where the work was done.

The bark Cherokee left port yesterday, for Liverpool, in tow down the river of the steamer Charlevoix. The Cherokee has on board a cargo equal to about 3700 bls. flour, and will, in all probability, sail from Quebec on Monday next. This vessel is the first built in the upper province for ocean navigation, and the first to take a cargo from a lake port for a British port.

Inland Marine - In pursuance of the later policy of Mr. Hincks in relation to commercial dealings between this province and the neighboring union, the Attorney-General West has given notice of his intention to move, in committee of the whole, the following resolutions:-

1. - That it is expedient to provide, that no Foreign built vessel shall, after the day of next, be considered as or be permitted to exercise the privilege of a British vessel on any of the Inland waters of this Province, unless duly registered.

2. - That it is expedient to provide, that such Foreign vessels as now belong wholly to British Subjects, or shall hereafter be sold in this Province as forfeited for any breach of the Revenue or Navigation Laws and shall be purchased at such sale and wholly owned by British Subjects, may be registered under the Act 8 Vic., chap. 5, as British Plantation Vessels; and that whenever, and so long as vessels built in this province shall be admitted in any Foreign Country to the excercise of the same privileges on the inland waters thereof when owned by subjects of such Foreign Country, to which vessels registered under the said Provincial Act are entitled on the inland waters of this Province, then any vessel built in such Foreign Country but wholly owned by British Subjects, may be registered under the said Provincial Act as British Plantation vessels and may exercise the privileges thereof.

3. - That it is expedient to provide, that vessels owned by any Corporate body or limited Partnership, incorporated or constituted under Act of the Parliament of this Province, and expressly empowered by such Act to hold vessels, shall, for the purpose of Registration under the Provincial Act aforesaid, be held to be wholly owned by British subjects, although some of the members of such Corporation or Partnership be aliens.

4. - That it is expedient to provide, that for the purposes aforesaid all the waters of this Province, except the Gulf of St. Lawrence as lies below the upper limit of the Harbor of Montreal, shall be deemed Inland Waters.

5. - That it is expedient to provide, that so far as regards Foreign built vessels, the foregoing provisions shall be in force although the Imperial Act for the Registry of Vessels should be extended to the Inland Waters of this Province.

6. - That it is expedient to amend the said Act 8 Vic., chap. 5, in accordance with the foregoing Resolutions.

Wood Wood Wood - The Subscriber will keep constantly on hand, on his Wharf, foot of Queen Street, a quantity of Sound Steamboat Wood for sale.


Tug Line Office, Corner William & Ontario Streets, Kingston.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1853