The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1858

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p.2 Lien On Vessels - The Law Journal for the present month thus adverts to a bill now before the Legislature:-

The bill "to make better provision for the collection of claims against the owners of vessels navigating the lakes and canals in Upper Canada" is a very necessary measure. It provides generally that any debt or liability contracted by the owner, master, agent or consignee of any ship or vessel within the Province, for goods, wares, merchandize, or provisions furnished for the use of such vessel; for labor, repairs, or any kind of work down to or upon such ship or vessel; for towing such slip or vessel with any steam vessel, horses or otherwise; for damages done to any other vessel or property by collision - shall be a lien upon such ship or vessel, and preferred to all others. There being no admiralty law in Upper Canada, the most flagrant wrongs have been committed, and no remedy or an insufficient remedy only existed. The masters of vessels are not at all times men of property. Their occupation is such that one day they are here and another day may be beyond the reach of our laws. Without some mode of detaining them or their vessels, the law is frequently powerless. The principle of the bill before us is good. We believe the details will require much consideration.

-Oswego Times gives list of 55 vessels on way there with grain.

p.3 Imports - 15; Exports - 14.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1858