The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1846

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p.3 Opposition - We learn that Capt. Hilliard has purchased the Stock of the Pioneer Company and entered into partnership with Messrs. Jones & Walker. They retain the premises of the late Pioneer Company. In addition they have leased the spacious premises in Kingston belonging to Mr. Scobell, and the large Store-house on Garden Island, the property of Mr. Cameron. New craft are also being built by Jones & Walker. This will form an opposition powerful enough to lessen considerably the rates of freight of last season.

Port of Kingston.

March 31st - Sloop Eliza Morgan, Oswego, 50 Bbls. Water Lime, Mr. Murray.

April 4th - Steamer Princess Royal, 300 Bbls. Flour, Hooker, Henderson & Co.

April 5th - Anne Jane Brown, Port Hope, 1,106 Bbls. Flour, McPherson & Crane; 100 do. Quebec Forwarding Company.

The Princess Royal and Niagara steamers cleared hence last evening for the upper ports on the North and South sides of the Lake.

The Canal is now ready for the letting of the water, which will be done so soon as Lake Erie is clear enough of ice to admit of its navigation. The Feeder is full, and the Canal can be filled in a very short time. [St. Catharines Journal, April 2nd]

Three Vessels to be Launched Within An Hour.

Shickeluna's ship-yard presents a pleasing aspect of active and successful industry. Eighty men are employed. There are five vessels on the stocks: one brig painted, masts up, and otherwise nearly finished -110 feet keel, 26 beam and 11 hold; four barges, of 94 feet keel, 19 1/4 beam and 8 feet hold. Two of these and the brig are to be launched on Monday the 13th, between one and two o'clock .

As a tribute of respect, Mr. Brown, of Hamilton, and Mr. A.K. Boomer, have presented him with a bell, weighing 125 lbs., for the use of the ship-yard. [St. Catharines Journal]



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 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 1st,1846.


As the Lachine Canal will not be open for the Trade before the 15th day of May, the undersigned previous to the 10th day of May, will only receive property consigned to them at Kingston as Warehousemen, for the Storage of which the following moderate charges will be made:

Flour 1 d. per Barrel.

Beef and Pork do.

Ashes do.

Tobaccos " Hhd.

Lard and Butter " Keg

Wheat and other Grain " 60 lbs.

All property while in store at the risk of the owner against fire.


Kingston, 1st April, 1846.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1846