The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 14, 1879

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The Secret Out.

Canadian editors, says the Chicago Inter-Ocean, who attribute the failure of Canadian vessels to secure grain cargoes at Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Toledo, and other ports to national prejudice, are greatly in error. When a merchant sees a chance of shipping advantageously, he does not consider nationality, and the truth is that there is no feeling of animosity toward Canada, except what has grown out of her outrageous wrecking "laws." Canadian vessels always cut grain freights, even when they could secure the full rates if they held out a few hours, and this is a big item in their favor with shippers. But yesterday afternoon, with Canadian craft offering to take cargoes of corn to Kingston at eight cents - when the rate asked by American vessels was eleven cents - cargoes could not be obtained. Grain is not going forward by the Canadian route this fall, and the great secret of this is that the Canadian ocean steamships out of Montreal, having plenty of local freight that pays better, refuse to take Western freight at all, to say nothing of the high rates they charge compared with the rates charged by the steamship lines out of New York and other Atlantic sea ports.

p.3 The Gale - A heavy gale blew from the southwest today. The waves on the lake rolled "mountains high."

Laid Up - The str. City of Belleville is laid up at Swift's wharf. The gale is the cause. She is on her way up to Belleville from Brockville.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 14, 1879