The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1851

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p.2 The British steamer Traveller towed into our Harbor yesterday morning from Kingston a raft composed of 2800 white pine saw estimated by measurement to make something over half a million feet of boards. They came from the interior down the River Trent and the Bay of Quinte and are destined to Fulton to be sawed by the mills at Oswego Falls. The importation of these logs illustrates one of the beauties of the tariff of 1846. They are subjected to a duty of 30 per cent while manufactured lumber is admitted at a duty of 20 per cent. No illustration is necessary to show that the effect of this discrimination in favor of the manufactured article is to encourage the manufacture on the other side of the Lake. [O. Times]


23rd - Schr. Queen Victoria, Point Play, 5000 feet oak timber, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. J. Woods, Clear Creek, 18,500 staves, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. Edith, Bear Creek, 11,000 pipe staves, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Briton, River St. Clair, 17,600 pipe staves, Calvin & Cook.

Str. Bay State, Oswego, mixed cargo.


23rd - Schr. Josephine, Oswego, 90,000 feet pine lumber.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1851