The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1828

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p.2 The durham boat Malden, Thomas Chambers, Master, bound from Prescott to Montreal, was wrecked at Rapid Plat on the 3d inst. and the cargo, about 380 barrels Pork and lard, lost, with the exception of about 100 barrels Pork which were picked up between that place and St. Regis. The cargo was fully insured at the Protection office.

Only £100 was insured on the boat which was owned by the master, and worth about £300. The cargo was owned by Messrs. Horatio Gates & Co., Montreal.

p.3 Marine Insurance - The Subscriber will effect Insurance on cargoes shipped in Steam Boats at this Port, privileged to be reshipped at Prescott in Durham Boats for Montreal.

John G. Parker, Agent Protection Insurance Co., Kingston April 14th

We the undersigned hereby give public notice, that we will not be accountable or liable as FORWARDERS or COMMON CARRIERS, on the River St. Lawrence, for the hazard and danger of the navigation hence to Montreal and vice versa.

We promise the public to employ none but sober, experienced men as Masters of our Boats.

We will at all times when it can be done, effect insurance on property consigned to us with some respectable office, for its safe delivery at Montreal, and at the lowest premium to be obtained.

In cases where no instructions are given, with respect to the amount to be insured, on the different descriptions of property, we shall insure such amount as we conceive will be for the safety and interest of the owners. - The property will be made subject to the premium paid for its insurance. - Persons who consign property to us for transport, and object to this course, will immediately signify it by letter, in which case they must consider themselves subject to all the liabilities of the navigation hence to Montreal.

(signed) H. & S. Jones,

James McCutcheon,

Hooker & Henderson,

John McPherson & Co.

Prescott, 22nd March, 1828.


The Subscriber respectfully informs the public, that he has taken a lease of that large Storehouse & Wharf in this town, recently occupied by Messrs. McCutchon & Crossman, where he intends to carry on the above business, and will be ready at the opening of the navigation to receive and forward Goods, Produce, etc. to any port in the Canadas. He will always have in his employ seaworthy boats, navigated by careful and experienced boatmen, and his charges for transport will be as low as those of any similar establishment in the Province.

The subscriber will also pay every attention to the disposing of property that may be entrusted to his care, agreeably to instructions.


Kingston, 14th March, 1828.

Reference may be made to John Kirby and John Macaulay, Esquires, Kingston and Robert Stanton, Esq. York.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1828