The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1853

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p.2 City Council - the petition of Edward Berry asking permission to extend his wharf 50 feet farther into the river.

A lengthy debate ensued, in which nearly every member present took part, and from which it appeared that the Council had nothing to do with the matter. Parties were at liberty to build what they liked on their own property, but if they interfered with the navigation of the harbor, then it was for the Council to interfere; and if the property of the government or an individual was trespassed on, it was the government's, or the individual's, and not the Council's business to look to it. This debate elicited some valuable suggestions from Alderman Thibido, McDonell, Allen and others, as to the propriety of the city obtaining possession of the government land along the wharves, and of drawing a line to settle the question how far parties could build into the water without encroaching on the channel or interfering with the navigation.

It was resolved, by a majority, that Mr. Berry build on his own responsibility.

Oct. 20, 1853


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1853