The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1837

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p.1 Military and Commercial Memoir - (cont'd) more on benefits of building a canal around Niagara Falls.

We are glad to perceive that Prescott is likely to afford ample employment for all her artisans and labourers during the ensuing summer. Messrs. Macpherson & Crane have already commenced their Steam Mill, Messrs. Hooker, Henderson & Co. are actively engaged with their very extensive Wharves and Warehouse, now building; and several other individuals are preparing foundations for buildings to go up immediately. [Prescott Herald]

p.2 letter to editor complaining that fishermen have combined together to force up fish prices.

p.3 Meeting of Merchants in Brockville - on April 17th, to take into consideration the Tariff of Freight from Montreal upwards, as advertised by forwarders; find that some tariffs are up 400%, 222%, etc.; resolved that the tariff is a decided combination, ruinous to the trade and interests of both Provinces, and resolved to adopt such measures as may be necessary to combat tariff. They also agreed to send a copy of their resolutions to the Board of Commissioners for the Improvement of the St. Lawrence, because they have heard the Forwarders intend to get control of tow path on south side of the river. (full column)

The navigation of Lake Ontario is now open, and the Lake Boats in full operation. That beautiful vessel, the Commodore Barrie, Capt. Herchmer, left this port on Monday evening for Toronto. On Tuesday the St. George, Capt. Bullock, arrived from Prescott, and proceeded on her upward trip - and that majestic Queen of these Waters, the Great Britain, Captain Whitney, arrived this morning from Prescott, and proceeded to Oswego, Toronto, and Niagara.

On board the Great Britain we observed a quantity of Rail Road Iron for the Chippewa and Queenston Rail Road.

The navigation of the Bay of Quinte is not yet open. The Sir James Kempt, Capt. Baker, went up yesterday, but could not proceed further than Bath, there being a belt of ice extending across from Fredericksburg to the opposite shore. The Brockville, Captain Calder, proceeded upwards this morning, but with little hopes of getting beyond Bath.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1837