The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1835

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p.2 Our Relations With Canada - gives some history of past regulations concerning duties on vessels passing through canals. [Oswego Palladium]

First Arrival from Ohio - The Schooner Stephen Girard, belonging to Messrs. Cole & Wright of this village, arrived at this port from Cleveland, Ohio, via the Welland Canal, on the 5th inst., with a full cargo of wheat. She left Cleveland on the 29th and had a passage of seven days. She has gained the prize of $100 offered by the Welland Canal Company, to the first vessel passing with a cargo of wheat, flour or pork, from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. The wheat which comprised her cargo, has been manufactured into flour at the mill belonging to her owners, and was shipped to New York on the 7th inst.

Thus by the Oswego and Welland Canal, Ohio wheat has been received and manufactured into flour and in all probability will be delivered in New York - and also goods consigned from New York for the same route, will have been received in Cleveland before the ice is out of the harbor of Buffalo. [Oswego Palladium]

The Jack Downing, steam-boat, under command of Capt. Boynton, commenced plying between this town and Hogansburgh on Wednesday last. The Captain intends performing the trip twice a day, leaving here at ten in the forenoon and five of the afternoon of each day, and touching on the American side of St. Regis on her route. She is six horsepower, and perhaps the handsomest ferry-boat on the St. Lawrence. [Cornwall Observer]

p.3 Stone, as an Article of Commerce - We paid a visit yesterday to the stone quarries of Mr. Robert McBurney on the western side of Hatter's Bay, opposite the Penitentiary. We presume but few of our townsmen have been aware that a considerable and an increasing trade is done by sending the excellent stone which has been inexhaustibly supplied by nature to this Town and neighborhood, - to Toronto and the upper ports on the Lake. We found a schooner and a scow loading at the wharf of Mr. McBurney which is very conveniently situated near the beds, and were informed that the schooner is the sixth which has been already despatched this season with cargoes of stone. Sixteen men were employed all winter at the quarries, and twenty are now constantly engaged in furnishing orders, which, we are happy to hear, are abundant.

Although stone is a heavy article of transport, we believe it pays well, and by the application of enterprise and machinery, might become an important and profitable branch of trade. The township of Kingston alone can supply the whole Province with beautiful and durable building stone.

Rotary Steam Engine - invented by Mr Avery of Syracuse; one intended for the Hon. C.W. Grant's steam boat Wolfe, which is to run between Kingston and Wolfe Island.

The following is an abstract of the act passed in the last session of Parliament for "An uniform standard weight equivalent to the Winchester bushel;" -

That from and after the passing of this Act the following rates shall be the standard weight,which shall in all cases be allowed to be equal to the Winchester bushel: -

Wheat - Sixty pounds

Indian Corn - Fifty-six pounds

Rye - Fifty-six pounds

Peas - Sixty pounds

Barley - Forty-eight pounds

Oats - Thirty-four pounds

Beans - Fifty pounds

Timothy and Clover Seed - Sixty pounds.

The act does not affect previous contracts but all sales of the grain or pulse above mentioned, after the 16th of April, 1835, the bushel shall be taken and intended to mean the weight of a bushel as regulated by the act and not a bushel measure unless the contrary shall have been agreed upon by the parties. [Western Mercury]

Canal Tolls - on Erie Canal; to be enlarged. [Sylvester's Reporter]

We understand that an arrangement has been made by the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company, which will be very useful to the merchants who patronize that concern. As soon as the barges are loaded at Kingston, notice of the contents of each cargo will be sent by post to the Agent here, who will immediately notify the Consignees what goods are on the way for them. [Montreal Morning Courier]

Oswego and Kingston Schooner - The Schooner Favorite, Capt. Reed, will run regularly once a week between Kingston and Oswego, wind and weather permitting. For Passage or Freight apply to the Captain on board.

Kingston, May 20th, 1835.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1835