The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), March 10, 1832

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p.3 Colonel By arrived in town last evening, to hold a public dinner for him next Tuesday at Carmino's Hotel.

We understand that Mr. Thorn, who resides near Brockville, has been appointed Captain of the Steamer William the Fourth. [Herald]

At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Steam Boat William IV, held at Gananoque, pursuant to public notice of the 6th March, 1832, Col. Stone was called to the Chair, and Mr. Sidney Jones was requested to act as Secretary.

John McDonald, Esquire, agent for the building of said boat, reported: That as near as could be ascertained, £7,378 had already been expended.

The amount of Stock subscribed and paid in is £6,750, and an estimate having been made, it is expected she will cost £10,000 complete; consequently the stock still remaining for sale will amount to £3,250, or one hundred and thirty shares of £25 each.

It was resolved, That the boat was originally intended to ply between Prescott and the head of the Bay of Quinte; but circumstances having transpired since its commencement, which in the opinion of many of the Stockholders renders it expedient to alter the route; and a vote being taken to ascertain the minds of the stockholders, it was decided by 174 to 37 that she shall run from Prescott to Burlington Bay and Queenston, touching at the intermediate places.

G.W. Yarker, Esq. proposed a vote of thanks to the committee, which was carried, and a request that they would continue to act for the ensuing year; but Henry Jones, Esq. having declined acting, Mr. Sidney Jones was appointed in his place.

It was therefore resolved,.that J.R. Glover, John McDonald, Henry Gildersleeve, Alexander McMillan, Esquires, and Mr. Sidney Jones, do constitute the new committee for managing the stock, property, and affairs, of the boat, for one year.

The stockholders having examined the boat, expressed their entire satisfaction with every thing relating to her, and resolved a vote of thanks to John McDonald, Esq. Agent, for his zeal and ability in superintending the building thereof.

It was resolved, That two shares of the boat be offered to the widow of the lamented late Alexr. McDonell, for his services as Agent, from the commencement of the boat, till his death.

The thanks of the meeting were then voted to the Chairman.

Gananoque, 6th March Sidney Jones, Secretary.

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), March 10, 1832