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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 9, 1836

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p.2 Improvement of the Trent - four full columns discussing the past history and politics involved.

Stave Carrying Trade.

Amongst the many enterprizes in agitation for the welfare of our Town, we deem that of forming a Joint Stock Company, to forward Staves to the Lower Province, one the most likely to afford a fair remuneration to the Stockholders, and to increase our commerce, enliven our harbour by the additional calls of vessels employed in the transport of that description of Lumber; and circulate from an unwanted source, a portion of "the needful" to nearly every line of business, either mercantile or mechanical. Its invigorating influence will not be confined to Kingston alone, but will create a demand in the surrounding country, for a description of Timber hitherto available in no profitable way to the farmer such as that required for floats, binders, pins, withs, etc. It may not be generally known to our readers that not less than from £20,000 to £30,000 of British money, has for many years back been paid annually by the manufacturers of Staves in Upper Canada, to forwarders on the American side, for that branch of Trade alone; yet such is the fact, and although many suggestions have been advanced, to hold this important trade on its legitimate side of the St. Lawrence, by capitalists at Brockville, Prescott and Gananoque, it seems to remain for Kingston till the ensuing spring to "put hand to the plough," and carry the plan into operation. The natural facilities at Kingston are superior to those of any other port on the lake at either side, from its being at the lower end of the lake, and beyond which it is not possible for schooners to descend, and from the prospect of the return freights that may be very frequently had from the Rideau and Ottawa Company. Indeed, it seems strange that the Rideau and Ottawa Company have not ere this discovered at least to share this business with the enterprising people on the Union side of the river. We understand a considerable portion of the stock required is already taken up, and that the subscription list lies at the Commercial Bank, with a view to obtaining further subscriptions; we wish it and every such enterprizes every success.

p.3 A Meeting of the Proprietors of the Steam Boat Commodore Barrie will be held at the Commercial Hotel, on Thursday the 14th inst. at 12 o'clock.

Henry Gildersleeve, Agent.

Kingston, 9th January, 1836.

A Meeting of the Proprietors of the Steam Boat Sir James Kempt will take place on board the Boat on Wednesday the 13th inst., at 12 o'clock.

Henry Gildersleeve, Agent.

Kingston, 9th January, 1836.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 9, 1836