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The packet boat that was transporting troops to and from Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, and to the Island of St.
The company is still there today, in Kendal town, doing what it always did, and it still occupies the building it moved in to 120 years ago, where part of the Lancashire Canal once passed through, bringing packet boats of freight and passengers from the neighbouring county.
It became the hub of an imperial communication network, the government's 'mouthpiece, eyes, and ears' and a source of patronage employing officials, postmasters, sailors and a large fleet of packet boats.