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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1839,   p.2 Port Hope Harbour - Having occasion to visit Port Hope lately, we were highly gratified by observing the progress which is making by John Brown, Esq., in deepening the Harbour and basins at that Port. The steam dredging machine has been now at work for near three months and a great part of...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1839,   p.2 The Niagara Dock Company - This enterprising company has entered into contract with Government, to build a war steamer for Lake Erie, of 400 tons burthen. The vessel will be built at Chippewa, where the company has purchased ground for a ship yard, which is now in course of preparation. At...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 30, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 30, 1839,   p.3 H.M. Steamer Traveller, Lt. Harper, arrived from Prescott last evening with Commodore Sandom, on his return from the Lower Province. ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1839,   p.3 Real Estate in Kingston - ....Within the last few days, Mr. Markland 's water lot at the foot of Store Street was purchased by Messrs. Hooker & Henderson, for £1,500. Mr. Herchmer's water lot at the foot of Queen Street has also been purchased by James Brown, Jr., Esq., for £800 ..... ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 9, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 9, 1839,   p.2 Public Improvements - need for improvements to canals. [Neilson's Quebec Gaz.] Increase of Business on the Rideau Canal - business up about 150%. p.3 Steam Boat Notice - If the weather will permit, a Steamer will leave Kingston for Toronto on the evening of the 30th inst., to enable Members...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 20, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 20, 1839,   p.2 Wreck - The schooner Henry, Capt. ( ) of Oswego, owned by Bronson & Crocker, was dismasted and sunk in a gale, near Fairport, on Lake Erie, on Friday night, 8th inst. She had on board 3339 bushels of wheat, belonging to the owners of the vessel. Crew and papers all saved. ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1839,   p.2 A meeting of merchants, forwarders and traders of Kingston is held to set up an address for Governor-General when he visits. Lieut. Leary R.N. - We have learned with regret the departure of this officer for England. The zeal and activity with which, while in command of the Tender Bull Frog...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1839,   p.2 Melancholy Accident - On Monday morning last, as the ferry boat from Long Island was coming across to this port, having eleven persons on board, the wind blowing a gale from the South-west, the boat upset and two of the passengers, Nathaniel Shannon, of Long Island, and his wife, were ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1839,   p.3 Perilous Adventure - during a gale 4 men are saved from timber raft off Bath by 5 others using a boat.. ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1839,   p.2 The Weather - ... The Albion amd Dolphin steamers continue their regular trips between this port and Dickinson's Landing, at the head of the Long Sault. The Lake boats have retired to their winter quarters, with the exception of the Commodore Barrie, which is expected in the course of today...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1839,   p.2 The Weather continues mild and pleasant for the season. The river steamers still continue their trips to the Long Sault. A Schooner arrived from Oswego last evening loaded with flour - about 600 Barrels, the property of Mr. Bonisteel of that place. This fresh supply may have the effect...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1839,   p.3 The navigation is now drawing very near a close. The Albion is laid up, and the Brockville, we learn, is on her last trip to the Long Sault. ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 21, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 21, 1839,   p.3 At Montreal - Marriage of Alexander Ferguson of the firm of McPherson & Crane, on the 7th. ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 1, 1840 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 1, 1840,   1840 KINGSTON CHRONICLE & GAZETTE (Available on microfilm at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and at Queen's University - Stauffer Library) p.2 The Weather - ...The ice has taken on the Bay and River in front of the Town across to Long Island.... It affords us much pleasure to copy from ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 8, 1840 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 8, 1840,   p.2 Canal Tolls - in New York State. [Albany Argus] p.3 five soldiers desert and 3 drown. [Argus] ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 11, 1840 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 11, 1840,   p.2 On Tuesday last a new steamboat, built for the Honourable John Hamilton, was launched in gallant style from the works of the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company, amid the loud hurrahs of a large assemblage of spectators. She was christened the Niagara, is intended to run between Toronto...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 15, 1840 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 15, 1840,   p.2 Captain Drew and Lieut. M'Kormack recommended for rewards for dispersing invaders of Upper Canada. Captain Drew had been in command of Lake Erie for 8 months but complaint by Sandom R.N. had him dismissed. (almost a full column of detail). [Brighton Gazette 28th November] ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 18, 1840 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 18, 1840,   p.2 Band of sailors from Her Majesty's Dockyard help fight fire in the town. ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 22, 1840 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 22, 1840,   p.3 A sleigh load of that delicious fish, the Maskenonge, was brought to our market this week from Lake Huron. It would be quite practicable to pack up some of them in ice and straw to send to England by one of the steamers, where they would be esteemed a rich treat. [Toronto Patriot] ...
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 25, 1840 
TextNewspapers  Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 25, 1840,   p.2 Public Accounts - under Expenditure mentions maintenance of lighthouses - £2,500; under Resources - Canal Tolls - £1,250, tonnage duty on British vessels on the Lakes - £300, harbour duties at Port of Toronto - £200. p.3 Notice - A Meeting of the Stockholders of the Steam Boat Commodore ...
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Kingston Newspaper clippings