The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 25, 1840

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p.1 The Late Disastrous Fire.

p.2 The Ottawa & Rideau Co. - We are happy to learn, that Messrs. McPherson & Crane, notwithstanding the loss of their wharves and warehouses, have already engaged premises to carry on their extensive Forwarding Business. The Corporation of Kingston met specially on the day after the Fire, and taking into consideration, that to the Ottawa & Rideau Company, Kingston mainly is indebted for its present prosperity, very properly and very handsomely placed the Town Wharf at the entire disposal of Messrs. McPherson & Crane. On this wharf these gentlemen have already erected temporary sheds for the reception of the myriads of barrels of produce, still coming down the lake for Montreal, and as the season advances and these stuffs get shipped, they will shortly be enabled to put up sufficient warehousing for their upfreight business. In fact, with the gigantic means at the disposal of the Company however great their loss has been, Messrs. McPherson & Crane, will still lead the Forwarding Business. The Company's Barges are expected to arrive via the Rideau Canal, in the early part of the week. [Whig of yesterday]

Opening of the Rideau Canal - The steamer Mohawk, having five light barges in tow, arrived here this morning from Smith's Falls. Several barges arrived also this morning from Montreal, by the River, with goods for the Ottawa and Rideau Company.

(April 29th not issued because of fire in print shop.)

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 25, 1840