The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1821

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p.3 An Act to Regulate the Trade between this Province and the United States of America, by land and inland navigation:

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, there shall be paid on all vessels or boats, the property of the citizens of the United States of America, coming into any of the ports of this Province the following duties, namely: on all vessels above 5 tons to fifty tons, the tonnage duty of 6 pence per ton; on all vessels above fifty tons, one shilling per ton; Provided always, that whenever any ship or vessel laden as aforesaid, the cargo or load whereof is intended to be imported, in order to be transported to Lower Canada, the master or other person having charge or command of such ship or vessel, or the agent or agents for the proprietor or proprietors thereof, shall forthwith on the arrival at any such Port or Ports of Entry as aforesaid, make a report and declaration thereof, to the Collector or to his deputy, stationed at such Port or Ports of Entry, and such report and declaration shall be verified upon oath, and such master or person commanding such vessel, or agent or agents for the proprietor, if required, shall, and he is hereby required to enter into a Bond, in double the amount of the tonnage duly imposed by this act, for the payment thereof, should the whole or any part of such goods wares and merchandize, remain in or be unexported from this Province; provided also, that nothing in this act contained shall extend, or be contrued to extend to compel the payment of any tonnage duty on vessels exclusively employed for the purpose of transporting passengers and their baggage.

The Steam Boat Charlotte left this Port for Prescott on Tuesday and returned yesterday, having met with no obstruction from the ice among the islands.

The Steam Boat Sophia arrived this afternoon from Sacket's Harbour.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1821