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  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Dec. 27, 1850
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    p.3 Six years ago there were but two large vessels of any kind on Lake Superior, and not more than one or two white families could be found within 400 miles, from the Sault to La Pointe. Now there are 3 large propellers, and 6 or 7 sail vessels. ...

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    p.3 Six years ago there were but two large vessels of any kind on Lake Superior, and not more than one or two white families could be found within ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1850
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    The Bay of Quinte.

    We are sorry to hear that the Messrs. Davy's new steamer, the Bay of Quinte, recently launched at Bath, has been purchased by Mr. Bethune, and will be put on the route between Toronto and Hamilton, on the opening of navigation. ...

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    The Bay of Quinte.

    We are sorry to hear that the Messrs. Davy's new steamer, the Bay of Quinte, recently launched at Bath, has been purchased by Mr. Bethune, ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1850
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    p.2 Steamer St. Lawrence - The Steamer St. Lawrence, recently purchased at Montreal by Capt. Bowen and several of the Mercantile Gentlemen of this city, arrived here yesterday. We have not learned whether the Bay or River route has been chosen for her. Wherever the St. Lawrence ...

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    p.2 Steamer St. Lawrence - The Steamer St. Lawrence, recently purchased at Montreal by Capt. Bowen and several of the Mercantile Gentlemen of this city, arrived here yesterday. We ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1850
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    A Family Cast Away on Lake Superior, Seven Days without Provisions.

    We are indebted to Geo. Witherell, Esq., of this city, just returned from a summer residence at Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior, for the following facts:

    Mr. Griswold, wife and ...

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    A Family Cast Away on Lake Superior, Seven Days without Provisions.

    We are indebted to Geo. Witherell, Esq., of this city, just returned from a summer residence at Eagle ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1850
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    p.2 A Family Cast Away on Lake Superior - The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that a Mr. Griswold, wife and small child, with a boy about seventeen years of age, were cast away in a skiff on Lake Superior, and were seven days and seven nights without shelter and ...

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    p.2 A Family Cast Away on Lake Superior - The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that a Mr. Griswold, wife and small child, with a boy about seventeen years of ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1850
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    p.2 Change of the Season - The pleasant season known as the Indian Summer, which we have enjoyed since the first day of the present month, may be considered to have ended on Saturday last; and on Sunday forenoon we were reminded of the approach of Winter by the ...

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    p.2 Change of the Season - The pleasant season known as the Indian Summer, which we have enjoyed since the first day of the present month, may be considered ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1850
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    p.2 The Royal Mail Line of steamers to Kingston have resumed their regular trips through to Kingston without transhipment, the breach in the Cornwall Canal being now repaired.

    p.3 Launch of a Steamer - The hull of a steamer of about 300 tons burden was ...

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    p.2 The Royal Mail Line of steamers to Kingston have resumed their regular trips through to Kingston without transhipment, the breach in the Cornwall Canal being now repaired.

    p.3 ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1850
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    p.2 Improvements of the Navigation of the St. Lawrence - from the [St. Catherines Journal] - a "staunch advocate of the free trade policy of Mr. Merritt."

    p.3 Copper to England - Yesterday the Minesota passed down the Canal, with 300 tons of copper ore, from ...

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    p.2 Improvements of the Navigation of the St. Lawrence - from the [St. Catherines Journal] - a "staunch advocate of the free trade policy of Mr. Merritt."

    p.3 Copper ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1850
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    p.2 The Murderous Conduct of a Canal Boat's Crew. [Syracuse Journal]

    p.3 The break in the Cornwall Canal is expected to be repaired and navigation resumed by the 14th inst. Four hundred men and one hundred horses are employed on the work.

    Died - At ...

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    p.2 The Murderous Conduct of a Canal Boat's Crew. [Syracuse Journal]

    p.3 The break in the Cornwall Canal is expected to be repaired and navigation resumed by the 14th ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1850
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    p.2 Wreck - The sch. Martha Freme, of Buffalo, went ashore on the 8th ult., about three miles below Barcelona Harbor. Two dead bodies were found on board, much bruized (sic) and mutilated. It is supposed that all hands, numbering from seven to nine, have perished.

    ...
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    p.2 Wreck - The sch. Martha Freme, of Buffalo, went ashore on the 8th ult., about three miles below Barcelona Harbor. Two dead bodies were found on board, much ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1850
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    To the Editor of the Argus.

    Sir: - Will you please to inform the Secretary and Stewards of the Regatta, that I have attended here to-day, for the purpose of rowing the match for the championship. This match I have been led to believe would come off ...

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    To the Editor of the Argus.

    Sir: - Will you please to inform the Secretary and Stewards of the Regatta, that I have attended here to-day, for the purpose ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1850
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    p.2 Closing of American Ports - a letter and editorial - vessels of British bottoms are being forbidden from discharging cargoes at any American Lake Ports not Ports of Entry, so petition asks to have Welland Canal closed to American shipping. (full column)

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    p.2 Closing of American Ports - a letter and editorial - vessels of British bottoms are being forbidden from discharging cargoes at any American Lake Ports not Ports of ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1850
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    p.2 The Tug Line - about Argus and Whig trying to extend the Tug Line to Kingston. [Prescott Telegraph] with comment by Argus.

    The Lumber Trade - 20% duty levied by Americans on Canadian lumber entering their ports.

    p.3 Melancholy Accident - On ...

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    p.2 The Tug Line - about Argus and Whig trying to extend the Tug Line to Kingston. [Prescott Telegraph] with comment by Argus.

    The Lumber Trade - 20% duty levied ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1850
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    THE TUG LINE.

    A recent Whig contains a communication by "A Forwarder," in which the writer compliments us on our nobility of nature, in overlooking certain typographical errors in a former letter by him. We are not infallible ourselves, for our ...

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    THE TUG LINE.

    A recent Whig contains a communication by "A Forwarder," in which the writer compliments us on our nobility of nature, in overlooking certain typographical errors in ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1850
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    1850

    THE STEAMER CITY OF TORONTO,

    Will leave Toronto (with Her Majesty's Mails), for Kingston every Tuesday and Friday, at noon, calling at Port Hope and Cobourg. Will leave Kingston for Cobourg, Port Hope, Toronto and Hamilton ...

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    1850

    THE STEAMER CITY OF TORONTO,

    Will leave Toronto (with Her Majesty's Mails), for Kingston every Tuesday and Friday, at noon, calling at Port Hope and Cobourg. Will leave ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1850
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    p.3 Launch - A fine three-masted schooner, the William Black, of 250 tons burthen, was launched at the Ship-yard of the Marine Railway, in this City, on Wednesday last. She is intended for the Lake & River trade, and will be commanded by a Kingstonian, Captain Finkle. Success ...

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    p.3 Launch - A fine three-masted schooner, the William Black, of 250 tons burthen, was launched at the Ship-yard of the Marine Railway, in this City, on Wednesday last. ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), March 5, 1850
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    (from originals at Queen's University - Special Collections)

    p.2 Imports of schooner Boulton from Rochester to Toronto, on Feb. 27th, 1850 and a short editorial about Lakes not being frozen all winter; advantages of ports that are open all year.

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    (from originals at Queen's University - Special Collections)

    p.2 Imports of schooner Boulton from Rochester to Toronto, on Feb. 27th, 1850 and a short editorial about Lakes not being frozen ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Jan. 29, 1850
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    p.2 The Troops to the Indian Country - a vessel caught in storm; on the 8th it was blown ashore on Whitefish Point, got off and ended up at the Sault.

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    DISSOLUTION.

    THE CO-PARTNERSHIP between the undersigned, under the ...

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    p.2 The Troops to the Indian Country - a vessel caught in storm; on the 8th it was blown ashore on Whitefish Point, got off and ended up at ...

  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Jan. 25, 1850
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    (from originals at Toronto Central Library - Baldwin Room)

    p.2 Imports from Canada via Oswego - a table of figures. [Chronicle & News]

    ...
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    (from originals at Toronto Central Library - Baldwin Room)

    p.2 Imports from Canada via Oswego - a table of figures. [Chronicle & News]

    ...
  • Argus (Kingston, ON), Jan. 22, 1850
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    1850 KINGSTON ARGUS

    (from originals at Queen's University - Special Collections, unless otherwise noted)

    (from photostat of original, at Ontario Archives)

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    TO FORWARDERS.

    The Undersigned having established a Line of ...

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    1850 KINGSTON ARGUS

    (from originals at Queen's University - Special Collections, unless otherwise noted)

    (from photostat of original, at Ontario Archives)

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    TO FORWARDERS.

    The Undersigned having established a Line of ...

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