The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1854

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p.2 Something New - From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser we learn that timber is being loaded on the Grand River direct for New York, by canal boats and without transhipment. It says:- Four canal boats, the E. Roscoe, Capt. H.C. Smith; Old Oak, Capt. Wm. Smith, and two others, left the creek today in tow of the tug Hamilton Morton, for Grand River, where they load with lumber for New York, proceeding by way of the Welland Canal into Chippewa Creek to Chippewa, thence to be towed by steamer to Tonawanda, where they enter the Erie canal, and proceed to New York without transhipment. This is the first trip ever made by canal boats from this port by that route. The tonnage of the boats reaches about 430 tons.

Respecting the great works to be executed at Port Hope, the decision on which in the Council we lately reported, the Watchman says:- "The wharfage will present a length of seven thousand seven hundred and sixty feet - upwards of a mile and a half - at any part of which the largest class vessel navigating these waters may load or unload. The inner protected area of the harbor will contain upwards of twenty acres, and may hereafter be extended ad libitum by dredging. The depth of water throughout the whole of the inner basin will be nine feet, and in the outer 11 feet - the piers on the lake front running out into a depth of twenty feet water, and thus effectually preventing the action of the lower volume of water or ground-swell washing sand or gravel into the harbor. An extent of piling grounds and sites for warehouses equal to about twenty-two acres will be formed, and the connections with the railway, as well as the intersecting streets of the town, will be such that the loading and unloading of freight can be conducted at the minimum of labor and expense." To accomplish these important improvements the inhabitants have agreed to tax themselves to the amount of 1s 9d in the pound.

Port of Kingston - Imports - 11th - Str. Novelty, Cape Vincent - 50 brls flour, J. Carruthers.

Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

Str. Northerner, Oswego - (gen. cargo)

Exports - 9th - Str. Star, Cape Vincent - 1 horse, 1 coach.

Prop Adventure, do. - 250,000 ft. lumber.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1854