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Spring Walks of the British Whig, 1850-1864


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  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 April 1851
    TextNewspaper       Spring WalkII

    Contrary to general expectation, the opening of Kingston Harbor has been greatly accelerated by favorable circumstances, and the consequence is, that it has taken the shipping interest somewhat by surprise. Every body is ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring WalkII

    Contrary to general expectation, the opening of Kingston Harbor has been greatly accelerated by favorable circumstances, and the consequence is, that it has taken the shipping ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 April 1851
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk III THE WHARVES AND WHARFINGERS OF KINGSTON:

    As various changes have taken place this season in the location of the several Forwarders and Wharfingers, a concise notice of such establishment may be found useful, and not out of place in this Our ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk III THE WHARVES AND WHARFINGERS OF KINGSTON:

    As various changes have taken place this season in the location of the several Forwarders and Wharfingers, a concise notice of ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 April 1852
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk I

    One could think that fine weather would never come again. Winter lingering in the lap of Spring conveys but a faint idea of the stern reality of this Twelfth of April. Although the day is tolerably fine and the sun shines warmly, yet the roads are ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk I

    One could think that fine weather would never come again. Winter lingering in the lap of Spring conveys but a faint idea of the stern reality ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 April 1852
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk II

    It is mighty tedious entirely this writing of "Annual Walk." The originality of the thing could have afforded some counterbalance to its want of general interests but that was marred years ago by the '

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk II

    It is mighty tedious entirely this writing of "Annual Walk." The originality of the thing could have afforded some counterbalance to its want of general interests but ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 April 1852
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk III

    The "Opening of Navigation" makes but little progress, so does the "Annual Spring Walk of the British Whig." The season is dead against both. On St. George's Day, in ordinary years, the communication with Montreal and Quebec is usually perfect; the several ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk III

    The "Opening of Navigation" makes but little progress, so does the "Annual Spring Walk of the British Whig." The season is dead against both. On St. George's ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 April 1852
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk IV

    Here is the end of April, the weather cold, wet and unpleasant, and the "Walk" scarcely half begun. Nobody feels any inclination to walk about or look at anything--to crowd round a fireplace or hot stove is far more pleasant and infinitely more congenial. But ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk IV

    Here is the end of April, the weather cold, wet and unpleasant, and the "Walk" scarcely half begun. Nobody feels any inclination to walk about or look ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1852
    TextNewspaper       Spring WalkVII

    The "Walk" is really becoming interesting and agreeable--so many things to see and write about, and such charming weather to [do] it in. Last Saturday was a delightful day; it was the day on which the first steamers came up this season from

    TextNewspaper     Spring WalkVII

    The "Walk" is really becoming interesting and agreeable--so many things to see and write about, and such charming weather to [do] it in. Last Saturday was a delightful ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 May 1852
    TextNewspaper       Spring WalkVIII

    Having disposed of all the Steamers, all the Hotels, all the Manufactories, and all the other matters, more immediately connected with the resumption of business in the Spring, it may not, be remiss, ere this "Annual Walk" is closed, to say a few works on the ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring WalkVIII

    Having disposed of all the Steamers, all the Hotels, all the Manufactories, and all the other matters, more immediately connected with the resumption of business in the Spring, ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 April 1853
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk I

    It has been too much the custom to underrate the commercial importance of good old Kingston. Let any one walk through the city at the present time, and he will see enough to convince him that Kingston is one of the busiest places in all Canada; and ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk I

    It has been too much the custom to underrate the commercial importance of good old Kingston. Let any one walk through the city at the present time, ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 [6] April 1853
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk II

    It is so rarely that we have it in our power to say a good word in favor of the Corporation of Kingston that it would be both a sin and shame not to do it. The streets are remarkably clean, considering the season of the year. ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk II

    It is so rarely that we have it in our power to say a good word in favor of the Corporation of Kingston that it would be ...

  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Dec. 1868
    TextNewspaper       NOTE: This is a translation of a portion of the Nouveau voyage d'un pais plus grand que l'Europe (Utrecht, 1698) a published description of the very early exploration of the Great Lakes region by French adventurers by the Belgian Recollet missionary father Louis Hennepin. It describes the building and short ...
    TextNewspaper     NOTE: This is a translation of a portion of the Nouveau voyage d'un pais plus grand que l'Europe (Utrecht, 1698) a published description of the very early exploration of the ...
  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 April 1853
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk V

    What a change in the weather within a few days! The atmosphere is warm, the sun shines, the streets are clean and dry, and though we have no spring, yet we have spring's antecedent, charming dry days, like an English March. The opening of Navigation has caused ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk V

    What a change in the weather within a few days! The atmosphere is warm, the sun shines, the streets are clean and dry, and though we have ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 April 1853
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk VI

    The weather has been so bad again that it was yesterday only that the British Whig was able to continue its peregrinations about town. The greatest want perceptible in Kingston, is the want of a good Hotel. The City has but one First Class Hotel, the "British ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk VI

    The weather has been so bad again that it was yesterday only that the British Whig was able to continue its peregrinations about town. The greatest want ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 April 1854
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk II

    MR. COUNTER'S SHIP YARD AND MARINE RAILWAY.-- Quebec owes a portion of its commercial greatness to the enterprise of its citizens in the way of Ship building. For half a century vessels of all sizes and classes have been built in that city, taken to ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk II

    MR. COUNTER'S SHIP YARD AND MARINE RAILWAY.-- Quebec owes a portion of its commercial greatness to the enterprise of its citizens in the way of Ship building. ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 April 1854
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk IV THE DOINGS AT HATTER'S BAY AND THEREABOUTS

    The village at Hatter's Bay, or Portsmouth, as some people absurdly name it, though not within the city limits, is nevertheless part and parcel of Kingston; consequently it comes under the category of the ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk IV THE DOINGS AT HATTER'S BAY AND THEREABOUTS

    The village at Hatter's Bay, or Portsmouth, as some people absurdly name it, though not within the city limits, is ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 April 1854
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk V THE WHARVES AND WHARFINGERS OF KINGSTON

    In running down from West to East, and slightly sketching the numerous Wharves of Kingston, it is not the present intention to say ought of the various Steamers which ply to them. By reason of the incompleteness ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk V THE WHARVES AND WHARFINGERS OF KINGSTON

    In running down from West to East, and slightly sketching the numerous Wharves of Kingston, it is not the present ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1854
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk VIII THE STEAMBOATS OF KINGSTON

    In former years and in former "Walks," the Steamboats of Kingston occupied a prominent position; whereas this year, they come in at the fag end of the "Walk," and form its concluding Number. This arises from an ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk VIII THE STEAMBOATS OF KINGSTON

    In former years and in former "Walks," the Steamboats of Kingston occupied a prominent position; whereas this year, they come in at ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 April 1855
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk I

    Talk of "Spring Walks!" here on the 7th day of April, the weather is as disagreeable, as in the middle of January; the harbor is locked up and won't be open for a fortnight: the streets are filled-with slush, ice and snow; and there is nothing to ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk I

    Talk of "Spring Walks!" here on the 7th day of April, the weather is as disagreeable, as in the middle of January; the harbor is locked up ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 April 1855
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk II THE HARBOR AND SHIPPING

    Never was Kingston ' Harbor so full of shipping of all kinds as the present moment, at a time every vessel is ice bound, and not one has stirred to do her spring business, and this the 12th of April.

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    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk II THE HARBOR AND SHIPPING

    Never was Kingston ' Harbor so full of shipping of all kinds as the present moment, at a time every ...

  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 April 1855
    TextNewspaper       Spring Walk III THE WHARVES OF KINGSTON

    There seems to have been a sudden determination this Spring on the part of the Kingston Wharfingers to increase their wharf accommodations, by running out into the harbor at inconceivable lengths. It is more than doubtful, even ...

    TextNewspaper     Spring Walk III THE WHARVES OF KINGSTON

    There seems to have been a sudden determination this Spring on the part of the Kingston Wharfingers to increase their wharf accommodations, ...

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Spring Walks of the British Whig, 1850-1864