The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1834

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Lake Ontario Marine Intelligence.

Oswego, Sept. 24, 1834.

Arrived at this port, within a few days past, the schooners Detroit, Huron and Winnebago, belonging to Messrs. Bronson & Crocker, from the ports of Chicago in Illinois, Michigan city in Indiana, and St. Josephs in Michigan on Lake Michigan, where these schooners discharged about 2,400 barrels of Onondaga Salt, returning to Lake Erie in ballast, where they took on board cargoes of Ohio wheat for the Oswego mills, destined (when floured) for the New York market. These, although not the first voyages between our own and the western States, are almost, the commencement of a regular trade between these distant points, a trade, destined to grow up in a brief period to a vast amount....

(followed by 4 paragraphs about possible future growth of this trade) [American paper]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1834