The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1869

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Altho' the Opening of Navigation in Kingston Harbor looks as remote this tenth of April as it did on the lst of March, yet it is high time to make some short notice of what will be done, and by whom, when that happy event is consummated. As to taking a "Spring Walk," and afterwards writing about it, that sort of thing is played out; those most favored and therefore the most obliged, were always the most discontented and ungrateful, and the real way to please some people is to take no pains to do it.

Of Wharves and Wharfingers, of Forwarders and their Warehouses, there will be little change from last year. Messrs. Swift and Anderson will continue to carry on their large business at the St. Lawrence Wharf, where three of the Mail Steamers, the Passport, Grecian, and Kingston, are lying ready for a move on the first opportunity. Messrs. Swift and Anderson have made good engagements with Coal Dealers on the other side, and the Kingston public may depend upon a constant supply of this useful commodity, at very reduced prices, which considering the increasing price of Wood Fuel, is something to be glad of.

The Atlantic Wharf, belonging to the estate of the late James Harty, Esq. is undergoing extensive repairs, and the business of the Montreal Transportation Company will continue to be done at it. Here also, Mr. James Richardson, Grain Buyer, has his office and warehouse.

The old Commercial Wharf, so long the depot of the Royal Mail Line of Steamers, having been purchased by Mr. James Richardson, that gentleman is putting it in a thorough state of repair, with a view to future occupation. It has been greatly extended into the harbor, and will make one of the most commodious wharves in town.

Mr. Jones, of Glassford & Jones, is again at his post, making preparations for a good spring business, for there is a very large quantity of Grain to come down, and their place of business will be this season at their own Wharf, Ontario Street, near the Barrack Wall.

Mr. Stewart will again take charge of the Forwarding Business of Messrs. J.A. Henderson & Co., of Montreal, where a good trade is anticipated.

At Mr. Kinghorn's Wharf, foot of Brock Street, (Scobell's) the Cape Vincent Ferry Boat Business will be done, the same as last year. All Mr. Kinghorn's three Ferry Steamboats are ready for a start, and judging from present appearances, another ten days may elapse ere a start be made.

-The Norseman overhauled, made first trip. [Coburg Sun]

-Her Majesty altered and improved, to go back on Toronto-Halifax route.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1869