The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 1, 1846

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p.2 Ice has taken across to Wolfe Island.

Shipments from Buffalo - The trade of Buffalo is fast giving way to the rising interests of Oswego, through the agency of the Welland Canal. The number of boats cleared from Buffalo during the past season, was 6375 - less than in 1844 by 525. Tolls received, $485,000 - less than in 1844 by about $17,000. The entries and tolls at Oswego exhibit a proportionate increase.

The manufactured material to construct the two Iron Steamboats for Messrs. Egan and Aumond to ply on the Chaudiere and Chatts Lakes respectively, arrived immediately before the close of the navigation. They will be ready for the earliest navigation in the Spring; and will be a great convenience to the travelling community on the Ottawa above Bytown. We hear nothing of the new Steamboat that was to be constructed to ply between Bytown and Grenville. Perhaps the contemplated enlargement of the Grenville Canal so as to admit Steamboats through from here to Montreal may have for the present thwarted the enterprize. At all these portages, viz.: - where a great number of Locks have to be constructed - lines of railroads should be run. In this railroad age people will have no patience with these Locks. [Bytown Packet]

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 1, 1846