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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), 16 Dec 1817

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Oct. 23rd - The Lady Amelia, Covert, Bellville, with flour.

Rambler, Cherry, Sacketsharbor, cheese, butter, tobacco and furniture.

24th - Minerva Ann, Finkle, Kingston, in ballast.

25th - Fellowship, Dyer, Kingston, with merchandize.

Lady Amelia, Covert, Kingston, with merchandize.

28th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacketsharbor, stationary, passengers, etc.

Nov. 1st - Minerva Ann, Finkle, from Kingston, ballast & passengers.

2nd - Schr. Boat, How, Kingston, merchandize & passengers.

Schr. Boat, Yerx, Kingston, passengers and merchandize.

4th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacketsharbor, passengers etc.

6th - American Sch. Ontario, Huggunin, from Bellville, 251 bbls. salt.

7th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacket's, passengers.

15th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacket's, passengers.

18th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacket's, passengers.

27th - Rambler, Cherry, tobacco, stationary, cattle and sheep.

29th - Ontario, Huggunin, Oswego and Kingston, with the machinery for the new Steam Boat.

Dec. 1st - Fellowship, Dyer, Kingston, flour & merchandize.

7th - Bull Dog, Hollister, Sandy Creek, tobacco, stationary, factory cloths, etc.


Oct. 23rd - Lady Amelia, Covert, Kingston, apples, flour, etc.

24th - Minerva Ann, Finkle, for Kingston, ballast & passengers.

25th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacketsharbor, passengers etc.

Lady Amelia, Covert, Bellville with merchandize.

30th - Rambler, Cherry, for Sacketsharbor, passengers.

Nov. 2nd - Schr. Boat, How, for Bellville, passengers, merchandize.

Schr. Boat, Yerx, Hollowell, passengers, goods.

5th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacketsharbor, passengers.

8th - Ontario, Huggunin, Oswego, in ballast.

9th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacket's, passengers.

16th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacket's, passengers.

19th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacket's, passengers.

28th - Rambler, Cherry, Sacket's, passengers.

30th - Ontario, Huggunin, for Oswego, in ballast.

Dec. 1st - Fellowship, Dyer, Hallowell, merchandize, passengers.

8th - Bull Dog, Hollister, Sandy Creek, in ballast.

p.3 Among the arrivals at the Port of Ernest Town, the reader will notice the machinery for a new Steam Boat, which is upon the stocks in that Village, at the same ship-yard where the Frontenac Steam-Boat was built. This new Steam Boat, we understand, is calculated to navigate the Bay of Quinte, the waters of which are thought to be peculiarly well adapted to Steam navigation. The building of the only two steam vessels on the Canadian side of the Lake at the same place is a proof that the builders think it a favorable situation for Ship-building. Of which, indeed there can be no doubt. The whole bay of Ernest Town is advantageously situated for a harbor. The winds and swells from the open lake are, in a good measure, broken by the island in front. Nothing seems wanted, but a good substantial Wharf in front of the village, to render the port a very safe and commodious one. The wharves heretofore erected there, were injured & suffered to go to decay during the late war; and have not yet been rebuilt. But we trust a village so advantageously situated in relation to the lake and to a populous and productive country around it, will not long remain destitute of so necessary an accomodation as a Wharf. It will be equally beneficial to the Farmers and the Merchants. This is the natural point of exportation for the merchantable produce of the farmer, and the importation of the goods of the latter. Here they ought to be exchanged. The increasing scarcity of cash, and other circumstances of the times render such a course of trade more and more necessary. In this point of view, it is for the mutual interest and benefit of the inhabitants of the village and the Township of Ernest Town, and the adjoining Townships, to unite their exertions for improving the accomodations of their harbor, among which a most prominent one is a good commodious Wharf, where vessels, boats and all the various craft which sail the Lake, may lie in safety, and be loaded and unloaded with ease & dispatch. This would enable Steam Boats, and other craft, to receive and discharge their loading without delay; and, by thus facilitating transportation, would save many a dollar both to the farmer and the exporting and importing merchant.

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), 16 Dec 1817