The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1837

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While we justly complain of the want of encouragement afforded to Emigrants settling amongst us, we are bound to notice in the spirit of praise which they deserve, the laudable exertions of individuals and companies to improve the Town. Among the several works far advanced towards completion, we with pleasure notice the extension of that excellent wharf generally known by the name of Mitchell's Wharf, by our enterprising Townsman Richard Scobell, as well as the large stone buildings which are commenced by him on the rear of the wharf - a lease of which premises for 42 years he has obtained from John R. Forsyth, Esq., the proprietor. Mr. Scobell's establishment, when completed, will outrival any similar one for the general purposes of his extensive trade in the Provinces, or in the western parts of the United States; and we may partially judge of the extent of one branch of it, viz. Pork packing, from the circumstance of his having paid, during last winter, $1700 freight on pork to Bytown alone.

The Marine Railway, now fast approaching completion, has given Kingston a taste of the usefulness of such public improvements, and the after advantages to be derived from it will be beneficially felt and gratefully acknowledged by this community.

The Great Britain, Captain Whitney, arrived in our harbor this morning from Prescott, with a heavy load of goods and passengers. We regret to say that this fine vessel suffered a slight damage to her machinery coming up, by the breaking of the crank pin, in consequence of which she did not cross to Oswego today on her usual route, but proceeded direct to Toronto and Niagara, at which latter place the damage will be mended.

p.3 STONE of All Descriptions - For Sale at the Subscriber's Wharf, Hatter's Bay Quarries near Kingston, viz. Stone for cutting, building, paving, and lime burning. Also - Stone of all dimensions cut to order, on the most reasonable terms. McLeod, Logan & Barclay.

Kingston, May 12, 1837.

Rubble and Hammered Stone - Notice is hereby given, that Rubble and Hammered Stone can at all times during the ensuing shipping Season be had and delivered on the Penitentiary Wharf at Kingston.

Application from such persons as may require Stone of the above description to be made to the undersigned.

H. Smith, Warden.

Provincial Penitentiary, 31st March, 1837.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1837