The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 7, 1860

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p.2 vessels ready to sail at Oswego

-There has been little or no stir yet among the shipping of the port, it being too early yet to commence fitting them out. It is considered quite time enough to be ready for sea by the 10th or 15th of April. About this time those persons who have held grain and other produce during the winter begin to think of shipping it, the canals then being generally open. However, before that time the insurance is higher, and storage more expensive, so that it does not pay to make a movement before that period. Last season most of the vessels that came out before the 15th of April hardly paid their expenses. Owing to several of the storehouses here filling up and the ice having disappeared, many vessels in the harbor are taking in grain. The prospect of freight for vessels looks better than last year, especially those of the better kind. Several of those that carried grain last year will be classed by the Insurance inspector, and there being no building to replace them, there will be more work for the best description of vessels. Still the supply, it is thought, will be greater than the demand. [Toronto Leader]

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 7, 1860