The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 3, 1888

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p.8 The Way Kingston Speaks - The Oswego Palladium says the Whig admits "that the Canadian government does discriminate against Oswego on through cargoes." The Whig does nothing of the kind. But it does say this, that if grain goes to Oswego and thence to New York by the Erie canal, the same consideration should not be given it by the Canadian government in passing through the Welland Canal, a Canadian property, as to grain which is exported via Montreal. The Palladium first claimed that the Canadian government discriminated against the Oswego starch manufacturers. But we proved this to be incorrect, as west of Montreal the same dues are collected on grain passing through the Welland Canal for a starch factory as on grain going to Oswego or Ogdensburg. Then again forwarders are not such fools as to pay duty on American grain simply to save canal tolls. The grain that is sent to England via Montreal is in bond, and the duty is collected there. Canadians don't want to pay two duties to save the bagatelle of canal tolls.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 3, 1888