The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 25, 1884

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J.E. Anderson, general passenger and freight agent, general superintendent Childs, division superintendents Lamphere and Canfield and other officials of the N.Y.O.W.R.R., assembled at Oswego, and met Captain Cornell, of Toronto, owner of the steamer Rupert, to arrange for a line of steamboats (two or three) to run on Lake Ontario in connection with the railroad. The proposed route is from Toronto to Oswego, via Charlotte, thence down to Alexandria Bay, then to Kingston and Oswego and back to Toronto after calling at Charlotte. This would give about six stops a week at this port. The chief object is to increase the passenger traffic of the road and capture nearly all the New York passengers from Northwestern Canada, as the trip could be made in less time than by other routes and considerably cheaper, besides a large share of the summer travel to the Islands. With this line of steamers running the N.Y.O. & W. road the West Shore, with which it is closely allied, would become strong competitors for this large and rapidly increasing business. It has been decided to shorten up the time between New York and Oswego and put on an additional train for the summer travel.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 25, 1884