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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 2, 1847

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To the Editor of the British Whig.

Dear Sir;

As a matter of public interest, especially to the Citizens of Kingston, I beg to request that you will please publish the undermentioned statements, which show the number of vessels which have arrived at the Port of Kingston, from the 13th of October, 1846, (the day the Harbour Master commenced his duties) up to the 21st of December, 1846:

Steamboats (not commuted for)

Propellers ditto 50

Brigs ditto 4

Brigantines 8

Schooners, 3rd class, from 1 ton to 50, 2

Ditto 2nd class, from 50 tons to 100, 86

Ditto 3rd class, from 100 tons upwards 69

Scows, 70

Wood boats 225

In addtion to the above, the Proprietors or Agents, viz., Messrs. McPherson & Crane, Messrs. Hooker & Henderson, Messrs. Jones & Walker, Messrs. H. & S. Jones, the Hon. John Hamilton, John H. Greer, Esq., Donald McIntosh, Esq., Messrs. J.F. McQuaig & Co., and Messrs. John & George Ives, have commuted with the City Council, for the following vessels, for the Harbor dues for the season, beginning the 13th of October, last, and therefore, their arrivals are not included in the above list, viz.:

Steamers, 1st class, (No. of vessels) 12

Ditto, second class, do. 5

Ditto, third class, do. 31

Propellers 13

Besides a great number of Barges which were commuted for by the Proprietors of the last named Steamers and Propellers, and the wood carried by such Barges being also included in commutation during the above named period.

The Harbor Master paid into the City Treasurer for the gross receipts under the Harbor Act, the sum of 93 pounds, 18 s. 11 1/2 d.

In making this statement of the first proceedings which have been taken under the Harbor Act of the City Council, the undersigned begs to avail himself of the opportunity, and thank the Forwarding Merchants, Masters of vessels and others, for the liberality and civility shewn to him in the discharge of the duties of his new office.

I am, Sir, your humble servant,

Walter McCuniffe,

Harbor Master.

Kingston, Dec. 26th, 1846.

Died - in Hamilton, on Friday morning, Mr. Alexander Colvin, ship-builder, formerly of Belfast, Ireland.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 2, 1847