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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), March 6, 1844

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p.2 We invite the attention of the Mayor and Corporation of Kingston to the following Ordinance passed by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Oswego, on the 23rd Oct. last. The most destructive fire which ever occurred in Kingston was occasioned by sparks or cinders falling from the chimney of the steamer Telegraph, so that every precaution should be adopted, which is at all calculated to prevent a similar casualty.


"Be it Ordained by the President and Trustees of the village of Oswego, that it shall not be lawful for any steam-boat, steam-vessel or propeller, to enter the port or harbor of Oswego without the smoke chimney of such steam-vessel being covered or capped with a metallic wire gause cap, capable of preventing the passage through the same of sparks and cinders.

And it is further ordained that if any such steam-vessel shall enter the said port or harbor without having her smoke chimney so capped or covered, the master or owner of the same shall be subject, for every such act, to a penalty of $25, said penalty to be recovered as is by the village charter provided for the recovery of penalties for the violation of the ordinances of this board, and one moiety of the same to be forfeited to the use of the President and Trustees of the village, and the other moiety to the use of the person giving information of the violation of this ordinance."

p.3 Free Lake - ice gone at Buffalo. [Buffalo Adv., Feb. 22nd]

Schooner For Sale - To be sold at Auction on the 2nd of April next, (if not previously disposed of at private sale), the fast sailing Schooner Prince Edward, with Anchors, Rigging and Sails complete, now lying at the Commercial Wharf. Burthen about 60 tons. Any person wishing to purchase the said Vessel by private bargain, will apply at the Steam Boat Office on said Wharf. Terms liberal, on giving approved security. Kingston, 5th March, 1844.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), March 6, 1844