The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), April 20, 1838

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(says April 13th on page 2; only two pages)

p.2 Kingston and Prescott, like Buffalo and Oswego, are furiously opposed to each other for the place of transhipment. This season we hear the Kingston and Brockville are to ply between here and the Long Sault, for the passengers and goods going up the Lake and the Bay of Quinte, which are to be shifted into other boats at Kingston, instead of Prescott as heretofore. This will create a business bustle at Kingston, and give passengers a few hours time to look about the town, and perhaps spend some small trifle of loose cash in the bargain, which will be more acceptable.

There has been some smart sparring, between Buffalo and Oswego, concerning the Western trade. A Buffalo paper thinks, very few of the Western merchants are willing to risk the probable vexatious delays, and possible losses which will be experienced by sending goods through the Welland Canal.

On the contrary, an Oswego paper after praising the condition of the Canal, and quieting all fears about the troubles in Canada, says: The Canadians understand his interest better than to drive business away from their own canal, to enrich their Buffalo friends.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), April 20, 1838