The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 23, 1861

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p.2 From Chicago to Liverpool - The subject of direct shipments from the Upper Lakes to Liverpool has begun to engage the attention of the English Press. Last summer, the Dean Richmond made the passage from Chicago to Liverpool in 31 days - a passage every way so satisfactory, that the experiment cannot fail to be the forerunner of a new and important trade. The great drawback - and the subject ought to receive more earnest attention from the merchants of Canada - is the high rate of insurance by the St. Lawrence. The disparity between the rates to Boston and Montreal, it is true, is not so great as it was five years ago. But until the lighthouses in the Gulf are doubled, there will always be sufficient distrust of the Navigation of the Lower St. Lawrence to affect the insurance, and impede the growth of trade. Even with the transhipments, a cargo of wheat reached Liverpool from Chicago last summer, by a Canadian steamer, in 22 days. And it is impossible to believe a trade so promising as this is to be cramped and crippled from causes so easy of removal as those we have pointed out. [Prototype]

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 23, 1861