The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1854

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p.2 On the Lake, River and Bay, steamers are in motion. The Bay State, New York and Cataract, American line, have visited this port. The steamers Novelty and Canadian have gone up the Bay. The Ottawa runs daily to Prescott and Ogdensburgh - so, that with the exception of the Canals below, navigation has been fairly resumed.

Port of Kingston - Imports - 16th - Str Boston, Ogdensburgh - 10 bxs sandstones, G.M. Kinghorn; 405 bxs iron, John Fraser.

Str. John Counter, Cape Vincent - (general cargo)

April 17th - Str. John Counter, Cape Vincent - (general cargo)

Str. Cataract, Oswego - (general cargo)

April 18th - Str. Ottawa, Ogdensburgh - 3 bxs goods, J. Clinton; 5 brls liquor, J. Carruthers & Co.; 1 hlf brl, 1 pkg, 4 iron reeds, M. Walker.

Exports - 15th - Str. John Counter, Cape Vincent - 1 horse.

Schr. California, Cleveland - 326 brs R.R. iron.

Meredith, Oswego - 146,500 ft lumber.

Improvements at Cape Vincent - (part) ... But the finest looking, and probably the most expensive building erected by the Railroad Company is their new Grain House and Elevator. It was built under the superintendence of J. Cramer, of our village, who is in the employ of the Company, and has charge of that branch of business, and we venture to say a more competent man could no where be found. To him we are indebted for the dimensions and cost of this building, which is now ready for use, and which will afford great facilities for loading and unloading vessels. It is 30 by 72 on the ground, and 59 feet high; the Elevator 90 feet high. Has 34 bins for grain 9 feet 4 inches by 17 feet 6 inches, 31 feet deep. There were 70,000 feet of lumber, nine tons of nails, one ton of bolts, and seven tons of castings used in its construction. The engine which moves the machinery cost $1,500, and the machinery about $1,000 more. Whole expense of the building and fixtures about $15,000. It is calculated that 1,500 bushels can be carried up by the Elevator per hour.

The Railroad Dock at that place has already cost the Company not far from $12,000. Their grounds are quite extensive and their accommodations for freighting unsurpassed. [Watertown Journal]

Abolition of Export Dues At the Port of Toronto - We have several times in these columns, condemned the impolicy of levying export dues at this port, and we are glad to find that the Harbor Commissioners have at length recognized the soundness of the principle which we urged in demanding their abolition, and swept away the obnoxious impost. Toronto is now in a position to compete successfully with any other port on Lake Ontario, in the export of produce, while she possesses numerous advantages over most of them. At Hamilton the entire trade, both import and export, is charged with the duties levied at the Burlington canal, and most of the surrounding ports have some disadvantage from which, now that the export dues are abolished, Toronto is free. [Leader]

City Council - A dispute arose as to whether the title to the water lots held by Hon. J. Macaulay and the Hon. J. Hamilton was valid. It was ordered that the Committee on Streets and Improvements confer with the Register and the City Solicitor on the matter.

ad for str. Arabian, Capt. Colcleugh, for Toronto and Hamilton.

Fears are entertained that the schooner reported to have gone down in Lake Ontario, with all hands, was the Ardelia, Capt. Boylan, of Oakville.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1854