p.2 Cape Vincent - As showing something of the business being transacted at Cape Vincent, particularly at the railroad depot, the following facts noted a few days since will serve to form an opinion. At 12 Monday, there were lying at the Company's wharf, four steamboats of large size, Lady of the Lake, Champion, British Empire and the Bay of Quinte. Besides these steamers, the schooner Morning Star from Toronto, with flour, was discharging cargo; another schooner from Canada with cedar hop poles, also discharging cargo, and considerable quantities of lumber. There were then on the wharf about 50 car loads of hop poles destined for some of the hop growing districts in the interior. These poles average about $10 per thousand. From the 6th to the 16th exclusive, about 3000 barrels of flour from Canada were landed at the wharf, most of which had been sent off to the eastern and New York markets.
The new propeller St. Nicholas is nearly ready for sea - will sail for Detroit some time during the next week. This is a noble vessel of 400 tons burthen, with engine of 140 horse power, made at Syracuse.
The upper end of the wharf is being filled up, as also a second wharf at the east of the depot. In short, activity, enterprise and capital combine to give an impulse to business at Cape Vincent, which must tell with effect upon the prosperity of the place. [Daily Jeffersonian]
May 24, 1853