The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 14, 1862

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p.2 Lake & Ocean Vessels - It has often been a matter of regret to lake vessel owners, that vessel property representing such a large amount of capital should remain unproductive one third of the year, instead of employing the remaining four months. To remedy this evil, we are glad to learn that two of our enterprizing citizens intend running two vessels from Toronto direct to Liverpool, with steam, having obtained vessels that can be employed on lake or ocean. Letters have been received from the master of the brig Snow Bird, formerly of Baltimore, announcing her arrival at Gibraltar on the 4th January and, after discharging her cargo, proceeded to Sicily to load fruit for New York, and is now on her way back. This is one of the vessels purchased in December last by Mr. G.H. Wyatt in New York, for A.M. Smith & Co. and himself, and chartered by Mr. Wyatt to carry rum and tobacco to Gibraltar, and fruit from Sicily back. On her arrival next month in New York we believe the owners intend sending her to Cuba for sugar, thence to Toronto on the opening of the St. Lawrence, and will then either load at Boston (sic) or Chicago for Liverpool, her draught of water allowing a good cargo to be carried through the Canal. From the experience of this winter, the owners are satisfied that vessels can be made to earn a good freight. [Leader]

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 14, 1862