The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 16, 1850

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p.2 The St. Lawrence Route - We have heard of a transaction which affords most satisfactory proof that the St. Lawrence route will prove much cheaper than the Erie Canal. One of our finest propellers, the Western Miller, has been chartered to take a cargo of flour to Halifax, at 3s. 6d. per barrel, and bring a West Indian cargo back to Toronto at 2s. per cwt. It is confidently expected that these respective cargoes will be the first of the season at the respective ports. We have reason to know that freights can be engaged on much lower terms by sailing crafts than those which we have stated above. We need not add another word to convince those who have been sceptical as to the superiority of the St. Lawrence route, that goods can be carried cheaper by it than by the Erie Canal. When the route becomes known there is no doubt that the great bulk of the Western produce must come by it, and that we shall be perfectly independent of the United States. We shall watch with much interest future transactions with regard to freights to and from the ports of the Sister Colonies. [Globe]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 16, 1850