The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 12, 1860


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p.2 The Harbor Master - By the report of the City Council proceedings on Wednesday evening, we find that the Clerk of the Market is voted $400 per annum, with "fees as before," for discharging the duties of Inspector of Weights and Measures and Harbor Master. The present officer has held the latter situation for a number of years, but up to the present time, so far as we know, has never made a report of the number of vessels entering or clearing this port, either annually or at shorter periods, nor has he given the public a statement of the amount of fees collected, and such other information as would be interesting to this community. Now we think that this officer should be required to furnish the clerk of the Council, during the season of navigation, with a daily return of all vessels entering and departing from this harbor, to which journalists might have access, for the purpose of publication. We trust some member of the Council at the next meeting will make an inquiry into this matter, and obtain, if possible, a compliance with the above suggestion. In all the principal seaports on the lakes and the St. Lawrence the movements of vessels are reported daily in the papers. Why should not the practice be followed here? Is the office of Harbor Master a mere sincecure? It certainly looks very much like it.


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
March 12, 1860
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KN.23288
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 12, 1860