p.2 Sale of the Bowmanville - The steamer Bowmanville, which had been engaged in the lake and river trade for the past five years, was sold at public auction on Tuesday by Mr. James Linton. There were many persons present at the sale, but there was but little competition. Five bids were given, viz., $10,000, $11,000, $12,000, $14,000, and $15,000, the last by Capt. Perry, to whom the vessel was knocked down.
City Council - Ald. Kinghorn handed in a petition from Messrs. Calvin & Breck, and twenty-seven others interested in the lake navigation, praying the Council to appoint a Harbor Master for the port of Kingston
The Alderman briefly supported the petition, and moved that it be referred to the special Committee on Salaries.
Coun. Weyms moved in amendment, seconded by Ald. Dillon, that the petition be referred to the Committee on Wharves and Harbors.
Several members having urged objections to the petition,
Ald. Snook suggested the passing of a bylaw compelling vessels coming into the port to pay harbor dues, and supported the amendment.
The amendment was finally carried.