Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1820,
Wreck of the Asp
(Letter dated Richland, N. Y. , Oct. 16, 1820, from James F. Wright, Oswego, county coroner and district attorney, to Thomas Racey of Niagara, owner of the vessel).
Dear Sir: The schooner Asp , commanded by Capt. Prosser, was wrecked near the mouth of Salmon River at this...
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 11, 1839,
A schooner was capsized opposite this town on Monday last, a strong gale from the South West prevailing at the time. She had neither cargo or ballast on board, and had she not been improperly managed the accident would not have occurred. No lives were lost; proper assistance was rendered from...
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 10, 1841,
Ye steamers on the River Thames,
Though great your fame -- and loved your names--
And so wonderful your speed;
Take down your brooms, and own at last,
With deep hoarse groans, and flags half-mast,
That you are outdone at last.
Don't you see the dashing foam,
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, June 1, 1842,
The ERIE. -- It is understood that the steamer STAR has been engaged for the purpose of recovering, if possible, the engine of the lost ERIE. The location where it sunk has been tolerably well marked out, and the prospect is, that the undertaking will prove successful. -- Buffalo ...
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, August 25, 1842,
THE LEXINGTON. -- The divers have found the remains of the ill-fated steamer, and have thoroughly examined the after part of the hold. The centre was covered by a part of the bow, which had broken off near the engine and fallen over on it. The men say that there is no sand in the ship, and...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Feb. 3, 1877,
What People Say
The Early History and Conditions of Oswego - Another Interesting Contribution to Our Early History
Lockport , (N.Y.) , January 18, 1877
To the Editor of the Palladium :
Sir: It was in 1808 or 1809 that my father, ( Jacob Townsend ) a member of the house of ...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 April 1853,
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 a general stir in...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 April 1853,
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 American," and...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 April 1854,
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 England and there sold....
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 April 1854,
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 "Spring Walk." It is one of...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 April 1854,
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 of the arrangements, that...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1854,
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 impossibility, owing to conflicting...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 April 1855,
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 induce a newspaper man to take...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 April 1855,
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.
Including those lying over at Garden Island, ...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 April 1855,
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 aided by a City By-Law,...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1855,
Number Five of this our Spring Walk is about as lingering as the Spring itself. This third part should have been published last week, but the gentleman who took it in hand became indisposed, and the editor had to complete it.
MR. COUNTER'S SHIP YARD. --There has not been doing...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1855,
THE STEAMBOAT TRADE OF KINGSTON
Some time has elapsed since No. 5 of this "Annual Spring Walk" was published, for desirous of being minutely correct in the particulars of No. 6 a longer interval than usual has occurred. The public however are the gainers, for they can depend...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 April 1856,
Spring Walk I
The season has been so unprecedentedly retarded by frost and snow, as to render the Opening of Navigation for 1856 a matter of great uncertainty. At the time we write, the harbor of Kingston is as effectually closed as it was in midwinter, and the prospect of the ice's soon ...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 April 1856,
Spring Walk II
Leaving Counter's Ship Yard, and approaching the City, the first Wharf is that formerly occupied by Mr. Donald McIntosh, now tenanted by Messrs. Hooker & Pridham, the Great Forwarders. Here an addition has been made, in the shape of a breakwater, in order to protect the many ...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 April 1856,
Spring Walk III
Taking advantage of the fine weather of Monday, we stayed "Our Walk" along the wharves of Kingston, and strolled as far as Hatter's Bay, or as the people of that locality delight to call it, the Village of Portsmouth. Why the Village of Portsmouth? Why not part and parcel of...