The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 2, 1885

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p.3 Boats For Next Season - This season the Thousand Island Steamboat line will be under the control of the Canadian Pacific Railway and its numerous connections with the New York Central, the Michigan Central, and the entire Vanderbilt system. The connections are greatly superior to those of last year, and in fact control all the best passenger traffic from New York, the west and the south. It is probable the C.P.R.R. will run Pullmans over the Kingston & Pembroke Railway, the passengers taking the steamers here for Montreal.

Incidents Of The Day - The str. Varuna is undergoing extensive repairs at Trenton.

The schr. St. Louis has been chartered by Breck & Booth to carry timber from Leamington to Collinsby and from Hamilton to Garden Island. The rate from Leamington is $52.50 per m.

Forwarding The Grain - Capt. Keith, connected with a leading Chicago grain firm, is in the city. He says there is plenty of grain in Chicago, but it is questionable if much more will come east by the Canadian route. The charges between Kingston and Montreal are too high. Last year the rate was 2 1/2 and 2 3/4 cents for 160 miles down the river, while for 900 miles on the lakes the rate was from 3 1/2 to 5 cents per bushel. Captain Keith sent one cargo from Chicago to Kingston at 3 1/2 cents, the lowest rate ever given. The forwarders here are too conservative. "If they were more speculative," said the captain, "more grain would go through their hands. They want to make too much, and they always want a sure thing."

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 2, 1885