The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1837

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p.2 Board of Trade - to hold meeting; will try to establish the Kingston Forwarding and Marine Insurance Company.

Thomas Kirkpatrick, Esq. Collector of the Customs for this Port, has handed us the following document for publication. This opinion of the Attorney General will prove of great importance to many of our trading friends, and we therefore beg to call their attention to it.

Attorney General's Office,

Toronto, 12th August, 1837.


With reference to the letter of the Collector of Customs at the Port of Kingston of the 27th ult., addressed to you, in which that Officer to be instructed whether it be legal for Foreign Vessels taking cargoes of Staves on board at one British port and consigned to another British port and discharged there, such vessels having touched at and cleared from a Foreign Port between the time of receiving and landing their cargoes? I have the honor to state that such practice is illegal, and subjects the vessel and cargo to seizure and condemnation.

I have the honor to be, Sir,

Your most obedient Humble servant,

Chr. A. Hagerman, Attorney General.

The Hon. George H. Markland,

Inspector General.

St. Ann's Rapids - a grant of £14,000 has been made by the British Parliament for their improvement.

p.3 Why is the Kingston Marine Railway at present the most constitutional work in Upper Canada? Because it supports Sir Robert Peel.

Notice - Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, Kingston, beg leave to notify their customers and the public, that, in consequence of the temporary stoppage of the Lachine Canal, all Goods and produce, forwarded to and from Montreal, will be subjected to an additional charge of cartage betwixt Lachine and that Port, until the said Canal is re-opened. Kingston, 15th Aug., 1837.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1837