The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1849

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p.1 New Era in Canadian Navigation - Cargoes are being now regularly shipped from the upper lakes, in large lake vessels, direct to Quebec, and from Quebec to the lakes . The schooner Empire, Wilson master, which had gone clear through with a cargo of 3000 bbls flour, from a lake port, returned yesterday with a general cargo, namely: 600 bbls salt and other articles of merchandise for Toronto and Hamilton, and 535 bbls Mackerel, 30,000 Liverpool Fire Bricks and other goods for Cleveland and Ohio. The Propeller Western Miller came up about the same time with 1000 bbls Liverpool salt and 30 tons merchandise and the schr. Welland with 120 tons English coal.

It is said that this enterprise bids fair to be profitable to the ship-owners as it must be immensely advantageous to the country generally. There seems indeed to be a strong probability that West India produce of all kinds may yet find a more advantageous channel to the Upper Lakes, via the St. Lawrence than by any other route. [ Toronto Examiner ]

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1849