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 the Harbour is already deepened to 12 feet - when completed, which it is to be this fall, it will be the most commodious harbour on Lake Ontario, and certainly the most defensible..... [Backwoodsman]
Forwarding - At an adjourned meeting of the Projectors of the New Forwarding Company, held at the Exchange Coffee House, on the 15th instant, it was Resolved, to establish a Company forthwith, with a capital of £50,000; and the following persons were appointed to carry it into effect:
Messrs. T.B. Anderson, Joseph Shuter, James Scott, C. Mittleberger, Theodore Hart, J. Benjamin, of Montreal; Thos. Greer, of Kingston; Wm. Matthie of Brockville; Wm. Bell, of Perth; Wm. Stewart, of Bytown; John McEwan, of Gananoque; Charles Bockus, of Picton; Benj. F. Davy, of Belleville; Chester Culver, of Niagara.
Rules and Regulations will be arranged by the Committee, for the organization of the Company, and subscription lists opened in various places, to enable parties desirous of encouraging the reduction of Freights, and other necessary reforms in the method of conducting the business, to take stock.
Thomas Stinson, Chairman.
Wm. Matthie, Secretary.
Montreal, Oct. 14th, 1839.
p.3 City to Enrol Fire Company - men at Kingston Marine Railway Co. have volunteered to form a Fire Company and look after an Engine themselves.