The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1840

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p.3 We learn that on Tuesday last, Mr Weeks, late of French Creek, Ship Builder, went down to Prescott on board the Albion, with from 50 to 70 hands, for the purpose of commencing operations in the line of his business, on a piece of land recently purchased, at the West end of that town. We also learn that the Hon. John Hamilton has recently made a purchase adjoining Mr. Weeks, for a similar purpose. Whether there is any connection between the parties, we know not. We understand, that the keel of a Steam Boat is to be laid immediately. This looks a little like business reviving at Prescott. And if the Lake Boats are brought down to that Town next season, (as we learn is the intention of the Hon. John Hamilton, who is proprietor of most of them,) and our forwarders push the arrangements for bringing up goods etc. by the St. Lawrence, we may again look for our accustomed accommodation, in this section of the country; the want of which has been much felt by the travelling and trading community, during the past season. [Brockville Recorder]

letter to editor about proposed tax on breadstuffs coming into this province from the U.S.; if passed, American produce would not be transported in our vessels, it will not pass through our Canals, either in American or British bottoms; effects would harm everyone but farmers. signed A Kingston Mechanic

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1840