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

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p.2 We learn from a source on which we can rely, though not official, that the Board of Works will, on the 1st of August, close the Lachine Canal for the space of one month, with the view of carrying on the improvements in that Canal. We do not wish those interested to place implicit reliance on what we have above stated in reference to the date mentioned, but we have every reason to believe that our information will be found to be correct.

The Corporation.

The Mayor rose to propose James Sinclair as Harbour-Master. He stated that the situation was one of great consequence (a greater amount of Tonnage arriving at Kingston than either at Quebec or Montreal) and pointed out the propriety of the person filling it being a nautical man of standing, as none other could well direct the Captains of vessels to take up their proper positions in the Harbour. He instanced Quebec and Montreal, the former having a Captain of the Navy as Harbour-master, the latter a Lieutenant in the same service. And he referred to the very high recommendations of Mr. Sinclair before the Council, from Forwarders, owners, and Captains of vessels, and others.

Walter McCuniffe was then proposed by Alderman Meagher, when the following division took place:

For Sinclair - 5 votes.

For McCuniffe - 7 votes.

The Collectorship - a long vacancy; Mr. Oliver, who long worked under Mr. Kirkpatrick, considered best for the position by this newspaper.


Port of Kingston - Arrived

July 3rd - schr. Perry, Windsor, 797 bbls. flour, McQuaig & Co.

propellor London, Humber, 822 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson.

Schr. Ellen, Port Hope, 300 bbls. flour, 2286 bush. wheat, Jones & Walker.

propellor Adventure, Humber, 171 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker; 512 do., Hooker & Henderson.

str. George Clinton.

str. Niagara.

str. Rochester.

str. Canada.

4th - schr. Hannah, Cobourg, 600 bbls. flour, 5 ashes, H. & S. Jones.

schr. Emerald, Port Hope, 500 bbls. flour, 5 tons bran, Jones & Walker.

schr. Sarnia, Chatham, staves, Calvin, Cook, & Co.

schr. Prince of Wales, Windsor, 617 bbls. flour, 4500 staves, H. & S. Jones.

schr. Brothers, Windsor, 617 bbls. flour, Gilmour & Co.

schr. C.J. Robinson, Hamilton, 882 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker; 70 do., Hooker & Henderson; 238 do., H. & S. Jones; 252 do., D. Prentiss.

schr. Trafalgar, Oakville, 3000 bush. wheat, 35 bbls. pork, Quebec Forwarding Co.

schr. Amelia, Rond Eau, 11,133 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

schr. William Penn, 95 pcs. oak, Dunn, Calvin & Co.

schr. H. Counter, Port Dalhousie, 75 pcs. oak, Calvin, Cook & Co.

schr. Lord Durham, Oshawa, 1954 bush. wheat, 200 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones; 29 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

schr. Ardelia, Oakville, 750 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.

schr. Nile, Cobourg, 469 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

str. Gildersleeve.

str. Niagara.

5th - str. Highlander.

str. Lady of the Lake.

str. Admiral.

str. St. Lawrence.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1846