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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1841

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p.2 Value of Real Estate near Kingston - sale of land "on Hatters Bay, commonly called Portsmouth"; some water lots bought by John Macpherson for forwarding purposes, and 1 lot by Capt. Gildersleeve for a Marine Railway for £320; Capt. McIntyre and others also bought lots.

Improvements on the Trent - account of meeting held in favor.

p.3 To the Editor of the Chronicle & Gazette

Sir,- You will I am sure be pleased to hear that the William IV, long a favourite steamer with the Public, has since the accident which occurred to her last fall, been fitted up as a tow boat to ply between Dickenson's Landing and Kingston; she made a trial trip on Saturday last, leaving Prescott at 7 o'clock in the morning and returning about the same time in the evening, with 4 barges in tow heavily laden with merchandise and passengers, from the manner in which she performed this trip, there is every reason to hope she will be able to tow boats without difficulty, equal to an average of 3 per day, throughout the whole route from Dickenson's Landing to Kingston. When the immense amount of property which crowds the wharves of your Metropolis, is considered together with that in the various mills along the River, and in store at Brockville and Prescott, all detained for the want of sufficient towing power for barges, and to the great loss of the owners, too much credit cannot be given to the spirited proprietor of the William, for bringing forward such valued assistance: May he reap a profitable reward.

Your obt. servant, Saint Lawrence

letter to Editor - a poem about old boat that should be repaired.

Died - Hon. Thomas Radcliffe at Amherst Island, he captured piratical schooner Ann with insurrectionists during late rebellion.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1841