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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1846

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p.3 To the Editor of the Chronicle & Gazette;

Sir - I have just witnessed the launch of that beautiful little boat the Prince of Wales, from the Railway of the Messrs. Beaupre of this place. She glided into the water "like a duck." She has been lengthened about 25', which improves her appearance very much. The workmanship of the Builders is said to be of the first order. She will resume her trips in the Bay, under her former Commander, Capt. Chrysler, whose obliging manners I have no doubt, will secure that patronage for his boat, which her improved appearance merits.

Portsmouth April 14th M.L.

Yesterday was the day appointed for the launch of Captain Patterson's Propeller Steamboat the Ireland. At five minutes past 3 o'clock the order was given to consign her to the watery element, and in less than a minute from that she was seen floating on the broad bosom of Lake Ontario. The Launch was the prettiest we ever saw. There was no fuss made, and none of that bungling we have witnessed elsewhere. The whole business reflects great credit upon Messrs. Fowler & Hood, the Builders. - We trust that the success of the Ireland will be as great as the enterprise of her Commander merits. [Argus]


Steamboat Notice.


Will leave Hamilton for Toronto, Cobourg and Kingston, on Monday, the 13th instant, viz:

Hamilton for Toronto, at Nine O'clock, A.M.

Toronto for Cobourg, at Three O'clock, P.M.

Cobourg for Kingston, at Ten O'clock, P.M.

Returning - Leaves

Kingston on Wednesday, at Four O'clock, P.M.

Cobourg, on Thursday, at Two O'clock, A.M.

Toronto for Niagara and Kingston, at Two O'clock, P.M.

After this, until further notice, the Chief Justice Robinson will leave Hamilton for Toronto, Cobourg and Kingston, on Mondays and Thursdays, at the above mentioned hours.

Toronto, April 7th, 1846. Hugh Richardson.




Will leave Kingston for Cobourg, Port Hope and Toronto, daily, (Sundays excepted) at six o'clock, P.M., on the arrival of the Mail Steamer from Montreal. The steamer Eclipse leaves Toronto daily, (Sundays excepted), for Hamilton, at half-past 2 o'clock, P.M.

Fare from Kingston to Hamilton, Cabin $4 1/2 Deck $2

Fare from Kingston to Niagara, Cabin $4 1/2 Deck $2

Fare from Kingston to Toronto Cabin $4 Deck $2

Fare from Kingston to Cobourg and Port Hope, Cabin $2 Deck $1


Will leave Toronto daily, (Sundays excepted,) on the arrival of the Mail Steamer Eclipse, from Hamilton, at 12 o'clock, noon.

John H. Greer, Agent.

Royal Mail Packet Office, Greer's Wharf, Kingston, April 17th, 1846.



The Undersigned will, till further notice, charge the following


From Montreal to Prescott, Brockville and Kingston,

And to places on the Rideau Canal, above Bytown:

Pig Iron, Brick, Coal, Salted Fish, Pitch, Tar and Rosin, 1s. per cwt.,

Bar Iron, 1s. 3d. per cwt.,

Heavy Hardware, Groceries, Crockery, Rod, Hoop and Sheet Iron, and Boiler Plate, 1s. 6d. per cwt.,

Dry Goods, Glass and Powder, 2s. per cwt.,

Salt in bags or barrels - per bag or barrel, 1s. 6d. per cwt.


From Kingston, or places below Kingston, to Montreal,

Flour, 2s. per barrel,

Ashes, 5s. do. do.,

Pork and Beef, 3s. per barrel,

Lard and Butter, 1s. per keg,

Wheat or other grain, 7 1/2 d. per 60 lbs.,

Bran, 22s. 6d. per ton;

Tobacco, 10s. per hhd.

Insurance as usual on all property downwards, and charged in addition to the Freight.

All other property in proportion regulated per barrel bulk.

The Undersigned, previous to the 10th of May, will only receive Property consigned to them at Kingston, as Warehouseman, for the Storage of which the following charges will be made:

Flour, 3d. per barrel,

Beef and Pork, 4 1/2 d. per barrel,

Tobacco, 1s. 3d. per hhd.,

Ashes, 6d. per barrel,

Lard or Butter, 2d. per keg,

Wheat and other Grain, 1d. per bushel.

And all other property in proportion.

All Freight Payable on Delivery.

All Property while in Store, at risk of the owner against Fire.

Macpherson, Crane & Co.

Hooker, Holton & Co.

James Dean, Chairman Quebec Forwarding Co.

Sanderson & Murray.

H. Jones & Co.

April 1846

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1846