p.1 Statutes of Upper Canada - An Act to alter and Amend the Laws now in force, for Levying and Collecting LIGHT HOUSE and TONNAGE DUTIES, and to relieve Vessels propelled by Steam, from paying the said duty on the space occupied by the Engines, Machinery and Fuel.
(passed Nov. 27, 1818.)
Whereas by an Act passed in the forty third year of His Majesty's Reign, entituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the forty first year of His Majesty's Reign, entituled "An Act for granting to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, to and for the uses of this Province, the like Duties on goods, wares, and merchandise brought into this Province from the United States of America, as are now paid on goods, wares and merchandise imported from Great Britain and other places, and to provide more effectually for the collection and payment of Duties on goods, wares and merchandise, coming from the United States of America into this Province, and also to establish a fund for the erection and repairing of Light Houses," It is enacted, that the sum of Three Pence per Ton, shall be demanded for every vessel, boat, raft or other craft of the burthen of ten tons and upwards, that may enter certain Ports on Lake Ontario, for Light House and Tonnage Duty: And whereas it is inexpedient that such Tonnage and Light House duty, should hereafter be enforced and collected at any port where there is no Light House erected, or that such Tonnage and Light House duty should be paid on any vessel propelled by Steam, on the space occupied by the engine, machinery and wood, be it therefore enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of the Province of Upper Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of, and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of Great Britain, entitled "An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the fourteenth year of His Majesty's Reign, entituled "An Act for making more effectual provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America, & to make further provision for the Government of the said Province," and by the authority of the same, That, from and after the passing of this Act, the usual space occupied by the engine & machinery, with the requisite stowage of wood, be taken and considered to occupy one third part of such vessel, and be deducted from her full & actual admeasurement, nor shall the said vessel be liable to pay Light House or Tonnage duty on any more than two third parts of her actual admeasurement, any Law or usage to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.
II And whereas it is expedient to alter and amend the laws now in force as far as relates to levying and collecting Tonnage and Light House Duty, be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no vessel, boat, raft or other craft of the burthen of ten tons and upwards, that shall enter any port within this Province, shall be liable to pay any Light House Duty, at any port where there shall be no Light House erected, any Law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
PORT OF KINGSTON.
May 29th - British Schooner May Flower, James Patterson, from Prescott; Merchandize. American Steam Boat Sophia, Wm. Vaughan, from Sacket's Harbor; Passengers and Baggage.
31st - Boat Hornet, A. Sprague, from Sacket's Harbor; Potatoes.
Schr. Julian, J. Caldwell, from Chamont Bay; ballast.
Steam Boat Sophia, W. Vaughan, Passengers and Baggage.
Schr. Sally Ann, John Moor, from Oswego; Lumber.
June 1st - Schr. Nancy, Milton Fairbanks, from Genessee; Pork, Flour, Pot Ash, and Provisions.
2nd - Schr. Union, John Eno, from Sodus, Flour, Pork, Pot Ash and Cattle.
Schr. Raven, John Otis, from Oswego; Potatoes.
Steam Boat Sophia, W. Vaughan, Passengers and Baggage.
3rd - Schr. Catherine, John Francis from New Castle; Staves.
Schr. Commodore Perry, Jas. S. White, Staves.
May 29 - British Sch. May Flower, James Patterson, for Smith's Creek, Merchandize. American Steam Boat Sophia, Wm. Vaughn, for Sacket's Harbor; Passengers and Baggage.
31st - Boat Hornet, A. Sprague, for Sacket's Harbor.
Schr. Commodore Owen, J. Sinclair, for Hamilton; Passengers and Baggage. American Steam Boat Sophia, Wm. Vaughan, for Sacket's Harbor, Passengers and Baggage.
Schr. Sally Ann, John Moor, for Oswego; Passengers etc.
June 1st - Steam Boat Frontenac, Jas. McKenzie, for Niagara; part of the 68th Regiment.
American Schr. Nancy, M. Fairbanks, for Pultneyville; Passengers and Baggage.
2nd - Schr. Union, John Eno, for Sodus, Passengers and Baggage.
Schr. Raven, John Otis, for Oswego; Passengers and Baggage.
3rd - Steam Boat Sophia, Wm. Vaughan, for Sacket's Harbor; Passengers and Baggage.
Schr. Catherine, John Francis, for New Castle.
Schr. Commodore Perry, James S. White, for French Creek; a quantity of Staves.
Forwarding & Commission
The subscribers beg leave to inform their friends and the public, that they have formed a connection in business; the object of which is the transportation of Produce down the St. Lawrence, and of Merchandise of every description from Montreal to any part of Upper Canada and the United States adjacent to the Lakes Ontario and Erie.
The business will be conducted by W. Hubbell, at Ogdensburg, and under the firm of W.L. Whiting & Co. at Prescott.
To prevent delay, all property destined for Kingston, or any part of the Bay of Quinte, will be forwarded from Prescott by the Steam Boat Charlotte, which leaves there twice every week.
The subscribers engage to freight on as favourable terms as any who are engaged in the business; and pledging their united exertions to give satisfaction, will be grateful for every favor.
Prescott, 20th May, 1819.