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Argus (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1847

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May 7, 1847

p.2 A Serious Accident - At the steamboat landing yesterday, about 11 1/2 o'clock, as the Steamer Canada was coming up to the Wharf, the fastening of one of her fenders gave way, this brought the upper end over with a sharp blow, knocking down Mr. Thomas Mair of this town, and Mr. Benjamin of Montreal.... (both expected to recover) [Brockville Recorder]

The Queen Victoria.

Those having occasion to travel on the Bay of Quinte will learn, by looking into our advertising columns, that the splendid and commodious Steamer, Queen Victoria, which formerly plied between Toronto and Niagara, has been placed on the Bay of Quinte, and is now performing her trips, regularly, between Belleville and Kingston; leaving Kingston on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and Belleville on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and calling at the intermediate ports.

The Queen was formerly owned by Capt. Richardson. She has been purchased by three gentlemen of Belleville, and having received a complete overhauling, and been entirely refitted, for the accommodation of passengers, her owners will meet, we trust, with that success their enterprise so well merits. She will be commanded by Captain John Berry, formerly Purser of the Steamer Sovereign, who, from his obliging disposition, gentlemanlike manners, and great experience, will no doubt prove to be a most popular and efficient Commander.

By the advertisement, it will also be learned, that the Queen will, to accommodate the public, make a trip once a week to Oswego.

Port of Kingston - We understand that the revenue collected at the Port of Kingston, for the quarter ending 5th of April, 1846, was 987 Pounds 12s. 3., while for the corresponding quarter of this year, ending the 5th of April, 1847, the amount received was 1372 Pounds, 15s. 8d., being an increase of nearly 400 Pounds on the quarter. This is very gratifying, and speaks well for the prosperity of the City and its surrounding villages. [Brockville Statesman]

Lachine Canal - water let in; vessels will be enabled to pass through. [Montreal Gazette]

Freshet on the Rideau - bridges damaged; The dams at Maitland's and Burritt's rapids have given way and fears are entertained of the Hog's Back dam.... [Bytown Gazette]

The Launch - Agreeable to notice, the fine vessel recently built by Captain Jenkins, for the firm of Eberts, Waddle & Co. was launched at 4 o'clock on Saturday. At an early hour persons began to arrive from all parts of the surrounding country, and ere the time appointed, the concourse was immense. The launch was well executed, and unattended by any accident that couuld mar the pleasure of the occasion. Her name, W.D. Eberts. In model she is a perfect beauty, and sits on the water like a duck. Her proportions we neglected to obtain, but understand she is the largest craft yet built in Canada above Niagara. [Chatham Gleaner]

p.3 Navigation Open to Peterborough - Mr. Weller's boat the Forester, is now making her regular daily trip from the head of Rice Lake to Peterborough. She is newly fitted up, and has much greater speed than last season. May every success attend her. [Cobourg Star]

Port of Kingston - Arrived.

April 30th - Schr. Hornet, David T. Rees, Oswego.

Schr. A.J. Browne, Thos. F. Janes, Port Hope.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Sackett's Harbor.

May 1st - Schooner Niagara, John Cochran, Cleveland.

Schr. Ellen Park, James Duncan, Colchester.

Schr. John Malcolm, Wm. Lang, Port Sarnia.

Schr. Merchant, Wm. Braund, Port Hope.

Schooner Princess Royal, Nicholas Boylan, Port Stanley.

Schooner Billow, Deater Murray, Cleveland.

Schr. Shamrock, Richard Fyfield, Port Dover.

Schr. Ottawa, George Low, Port Stanley.

Schr. Oddfellow, Abram Farewell, Port Hope.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Clayton.

Str. Niagara, Rochester.

May 2nd - Str. Gildersleeve.

3rd - Schr. Elizabeth, Leonard Short, Hamilton.

Schr. Magnet, Lewis Thomas, Oswego.

Schr. Brothers, David Walters, Oswego.

Schr. Thames, John Williams, Hamilton.

Propeller Beagle, Wm. Taylor, Toronto.

Steamer Canada, D. Landing.

Brigantine Mohawk, Robert Kent, Oshawa.

Schr. Merchant Miller, S. Neelon, St. Catharines.

Schr. Sir Robert Peel, John D. Laird, Oakville.

Str. Ireland, Robert Patterson, Hamilton.

Schr. Resolution, Nelson Frink, Detroit.

Barque Eleonora, Wm. Donaldson, Hamilton.

Str. Canada, D. Landing.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Sackett's Harbour.

4th - Str. Sovereign, Toronto.

Schr. Scotia, Robert Ashley, Cleveland.

Schr. Queen Victoria, B. Mair, Stoney Creek.

Schr. M. Cook, James Gilmour, Hamilton.

Schr. Clyde, John Trowell, Hamilton.

Schr. Elizabeth, Frank Jackson, Port Dalhousie.

Schr. Jesse Woods, W.B. Malden, Oshawa.

Schr. Amherstburgh, Detroit.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Clayton.

Str. Gildersleeve, Ogdensburgh.

Schr. Don, Thos. S. Smith, Toronto.

Schr. Princess Victoria, John McArthur, Port Dover.

Schr. Prince of Wales, James McAllan, Windsor.

Str. Queen Victoria, J. Berry, Belleville.

5th - Schr. Oddfellow, Abram Farewell, Port Hope.

Schr. Merchant, Thomas Hill, Port Hope.

Schr. Prince of Wales, Crysler, Belleville.

Schr. Hornet, David S. Rees, Oswego.

Str. Rochester, Oswego.

Str. St. Lawrence, Ogdensburgh.

May 6th - Schr. Dolphin, Oswego.

Str. Niagara, Lewiston.

Str. Canada, Ogdensburgh.

Str. Rochester, Ogdensburgh.

Schooner Isabella, Henry Maitland, Port Darlington.

Schr. Concord, Edward Zealand, Hamilton.

Schr. James Coleman, James Kemp, Hamilton.

Schr. George Moffatt, Lewis Middleton, Oakville.

Schr. Jesse, James Twohy, Port Stanley.

Schr. Emerald, Alexander Farewell, Oshawa.

Schr. Amelia, F. Knight, St. Catharines.

Schr. Maid of the Mill, R. Wallace, Port Hope.

Schr. A.J. Browne, Thos. F. Janes, Port Hope.

Schr. Rose, P.S. McHenry, Port Stanley.

Schr. Hamilton, Robert Craig, Oshawa.

For Bytown - The Steamer PERTH, will leave for Bytown and intermediate ports, on Tuesday morning, 11th instant at 10 o'clock. McPherson & Crane. Kingston, 7th May, 1847.





Capt. John Berry,

Has commenced her regular trips between the head of the Bay of Quinte and Kingston, calling at the intermediate Ports, and making one trip every week to Oswego, which the Proprietors have determined on, as they feel assured that it will be for the convenience of the public.

The Queen Victoria will leave as Follows:

From Belleville


Monday Mornings 7 o'clock.

Wednesday do. do.

Friday do. 6 o'clock.

And on arriving at Kingston will proceed from thence to Oswego.

From Kingston


Tuesday Mornings 9 o'clock.

Thursday do. do.

And on Saturdays immediately after her arrival from Oswego.

Freight from Oswego will be landed at the Custom House Ports on the Bay, subject to Custom House charges and regulations.

Kingston, May 4th, 1847.

The New



350 Tons Burthen,

William Symes, Master,

Will touch regularly at Toronto, on her trips from Kingston to Lake Erie, during the season of navigation of 1847.

For Freight or Passage, or other information, apply to


H.B. BOSTWICK, Port Stanley.

PARK & Co., Amherstburgh.

Kingston, May 3, 1847.


The Subscribers hereby give notice, that from and after this date they will carry on the business of WAREHOUSEMEN apart from that of FORWARDERS, and will not receive into their warehouses here any produce other than that already contracted for, excepting in the former capacity, for which the following Warehouse dues shall be charged for every ten days that such produce may remain here.

They further give notice that should the owners of such property be desirous of covering the same by Insurance against fire while warehoused here, the subscribers will, on being requested in writing, act as their Agents for such purpose, so far as it can be effected.

Flour, per barrel, 1d.

Beef and Pork, 1 1/2 d.

Ashes, 3d.

Grain, per bushel, 1/2 d.

And other property in proportion.




H. & S. JONES & Co.

Kingston, 22nd April, 1847.

May 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 1847 missing

June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 1847 missing

(issues missing until July 6th)

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Argus (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1847