The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1857


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p.2 A very beautiful model of a steamboat to be constructed for the route between Kingston and Cape Vincent was yesterday to be seen at the City Book Store. The model was prepared by Sneedon, of New York, for Mr. Gildersleeve, who intends immediately sending it to Scotland to have an iron boat constructed therefrom, to be ready for next spring's business. The lines are exceedingly fine, with great fullness amidships, to lessen the draft of water, which is calculated at 33 inches, and the ordinary speed of the vessel is expected to be 17 miles per hour. The dimensions are as follows: - length 182 feet; breadth 44; breadth of beam 26; depth 8 1/2. This steamer is intended to run through the Wolfe Island Canal, and thus make use of this much abused work.

Ferry Licenses - We notice in the Kingston Herald of the 18th instant, an advertisement calling for tenders for the lease of the ferry from Prescott to Ogdensburg, for the term of 5 years. Now in the first place, we think it a little singular that Mr. Bouchette should confine the publication of an advertisement of such importance to the columns of a Kingston newspaper, having no circulation amongst the class of persons interested in the matter, if it has anywhere else; and one so horribly printed that half the time it cannot be read. In the second place, we thought the control of this ferry license was to have been transferred to the Corporation of Prescott, in accordance with the late Act of Parliament. There is certainly something wrong with this affair. [Prescott Telegraph]

Such gross departure from the rule of right, as the instance mentioned above, is particularly inexcusable on the part of the Commissioner of Customs who ought to know that the Prescott newspapers of all shades of politics are the proper vehicles for the promulgation of the advertisement alluded to. If a desire to patronize only such papers as support the Ministry was his motive for adorning the columns of our city contemporary with the national arms, he might have indulged his fancy quite as consistently by advertising in the Prescott Conservative Messenger, which has generally supported the present Government; and is, therefore, according to the doctrine of certain partizans, entitled to a share of the spoils.

p.3 Imports - 27,28; Exports - 27.


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Date of Original:
Aug. 29, 1857
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KN.20053
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1857