The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1831

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p.2 In the advertising part of our impression will be found that the four large vessels in this Dock Yard are to be sold on the 18th January next. However useless and unnecessary they have latterly been, we cannot avoid expressing our regret that one of the great bulwarks of our Province, and which formed an object of universal curiosity to travellers, should be removed. We understand that all the Warrant Officers belonging to these ships have been ordered to England.

Steam Navigation - a device recommended to reduce collisions - a small handle or index within reach of pilot by which he can stop, slow down, etc. ( forerunner of chadburn?)


His Majesty's Dock Yard, Kingston, U.C.

15th November, 1831.

Notice is hereby given, that on the 18th day of January, 1832, at 10 o'clock, A.M. the Hulls of the following Ships as they now lay on the shore off the King's Dock Yard at Kingston, Upper Canada, will be disposed of by Public Auction, viz:

St. Lawrence of 102 Guns

Kingston of 56 "

Burlington of 42 "

Montreal of 24 "

Also the Frames of the Wolf and Canada, each pierced for 110 guns, as they stand on the Stocks in the Dock Yard.

Immediately after the above Sale, a quantity of standing and running Rigging, late belonging to the St. Lawrence, Kingston, Burlington and Montreal, will in like manner be disposed of. As this Rigging has been but little used, and is in good condition, it may be advantageously relaid or otherwise converted.

The Ships will be disposed of separately, and the Rigging will be divided into lots to suit purchasers. A reasonable time will be allowed for the removal of the articles from the King's premises, which must be done at the purchaser's expense.

A deposit of twenty-five per cent will be required at the time of sale, and the remainder of the purchase money previous to the removal of the articles.

Further particulars may be learned at the Naval Storekeeper's Office, at Kingston Dock Yard, and of Mr. William Lunn, clerk in charge of naval stores at Montreal.

On the opening of the navigation in 1832, about Twelve Hundred Spars for Masts and Yards, of from four to thirty-four inches in diameter, will be disposed of by Public Auction. Timely notice will be given of the days of sale. The spars may be previously examined; for which purpose application must be made at the Naval Store Keeper's Office.

J.R. Glover, Naval Store Keeper.

At a Meeting of the Committee for building the Steamer William the Fourth, at Gananoque, 31st October, 1831,


John R. Glover,

Capt. Gilderslieve,

Henry Jones, and

John McDonald.

It was resolved, that the Committee regret the loss that they, in common with the country, have sustained, by the death of the late Captain Alexander McDonell; and that they feel deeply sensible of his faithful discharge of the duties of Agent, Treasurer and Secretary to the Committee-

Resolved, that the vacancy occasioned by the death of Captain Alexander McDonell, as Treasurer and Secretary, be filled by John McDonald, Esq.

Resolved, that the thanks of the Committee are due to Mr. Jesse Wood, for his assiduous attention to the interest of the Stockholders in building the Steamer William the Fourth, and for the workmanlike, and in every respect, satisfactory manner in which he has completed the vessel.

NOTICE - The Stockholders in the Steam-Boat William the Fourth are requested to pay into the hands of the Subscriber, on or before the first day of December next, a further instalment of twenty per cent, on each share.

John McDonald, Secretary.

Gananoque, 31st Oct., 1831.

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1831