The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1890

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Munson's dredge is undergoing repairs at Belleville.

The schr. Trade Wind has left Oswego for Kingston.

The schrs. D.G. Fort and Magee are loading ice at Clayton for Erie.

Cobourg people want a steamer to be run between Trenton and Cobourg.

The schr. Mary E. Lyons and Comanche, at Clayton, will take ice to Fairport, Ohio.

The schrs West Side and Cummings are getting ready for navigation at Ogdensburg.

The str. Ella Ross, on her regular trip, was expected at Belleville today from Deseronto.

If the weather continues warm vessels will be able to get through the straits of Mackinac on the 12th.

Vessel owners have found that carrying ice by the ton is not a profitable scheme, and those who have contracted to do this will not repeat the bargain at the present rates. The rate on ice that has been paid, and is still being offered, is 50 cents per ton. There is no money for the vessel men in this price because too much time is consumed in loading and unloading. It has taken over a week to load one vessel, now in the harbour. So long as masters of vessels can get coal to carry at 30 cents per ton they do not want ice.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1890