The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 4, 1859

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p.4 Direct Trade Between Our Upper Lakes and Europe - During the past two years ten vessels, with a total tonnage of 3,600 tons, were built at Cleveland, Ohio and freighted by merchants of that city for English ports, their cargoes being chiefly staves and black walnut lumber. They all disposed of their freight to advantage, and six returned with cargoes of crockery, bar iron, pig iron, or salt. The return cargoes were also profitable. The other four vessels did not return to the lakes, but are engaged in ocean navigation. The cost of the round trip is estimated at from $3000 to $4000. The enterprise, it is said, will be continued. Detroit and Chicago have sent vessels to Europe. The route is through the Welland Canal, Lake Ontario, the Lachine Canal and the St. Lawrence.

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Rick Neilson
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Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 4, 1859