The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1837

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p.2 Canal from Carthage to French Creek - a petition to Legislature of N.Y. (1 1/2 columns)

p.3 A Meeting of Stockholders of the Steam Boat Kingston, will be held at the Commercial Hotel, on Thursday the 13th April, 1837, at 12 o'clock. Kingston, 5th April, 1837.

The Undersigned, for the information of the Mercantile Community in this Province and in Upper Canada, publish as their TARIFF of FREIGHT during the approaching season, the following:


To the Close of September.

From their stores in Montreal to Prescott, Ogdensburgh, Brockville, Morristown and Kingston.

Earthen and glassware, in crates and casks 25 s. per ton measurement.

Furniture 35 s. do.

Dry goods, Loaf sugar, Teas, Glass in

boxes, and all light packages, excepting

Earthen & Glassware and Furniture 45 s. do.

Groceries and Hardware of the heaviest

descriptions, Iron, etc. excepting as above

stated. 50 s. per ton weight.

From the beginning of October until the close of the season, these rates respectively will be increased to 35s., 45s., 55s., and 60s.


To Montreal

From Kingston From Prescott, Ogdensburgh, Morrisburg, Brockville.

Flour per barrel 2s. 1s. 2 1/2 d.

Pork per do. 3s. 2s, 10 d.

Ashes per do. 5s. 4s. 8 d.

Tobacco per hhd. 10s. 9s. 4 1/2 d.

Wheat per bus. 60 lbs. 7 1/2 d. 7d.

Whiskey per 25 gals. 2s. 1s. 10 1/2 d.

Pipe Staves per 1000,

long pieces £8 £7 10s.

Three and a half and two and a half feet staves to be reckoned as two to one of the long.

All other descriptions of downward freight, according to the standard of these rates.

Extra expense incurred on property late in the season, by obstruction from ice in the Canals or Rivers, to be added to the foregoing rates or charges.

They will cover risks on Merchandize in transit, during the season, at moderate rates of premium.

All orders for Insurance to be given in writing.

When it is desired that the undersigned shall act as Agents in effecting insurance with any other party or Insurance Company, the same must in all cases be distinctly stated.

They will only receive merchandize conveyed to their Stores, at the proper expense and risk of the owners or parties sending it.

Merchandize in all cases, upward and downward, shall be sent subject to the freight and charges, which must be paid on its delivery. The consignee, or his agent, having it placed before him and ready to be put into his possession, must then and there state any objections or reasons he may have against the settlement of the charges. No claim or complaint made afterwards will receive attention.

Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Co. by John Frothingham, President.

Macpherson & Crane,

Hooker, Henderson & Co.,

H. & S. Jones,

Whiting and Chandler.

Montreal, March 28th, 1837.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1837