The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1862

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p.2 The Steamer Maple Leaf - This boat will go to the Canadian shore tonight on her usual time, but will not for the present make any more trips. While the present order of nonintercourse is in force to prevent men going aboard, the steamboat business across the lake must be dull, and the Maple Leaf can do better elsewhere. She will make a trip from the north shore ports to Montreal, calling at none of the American ports. This interruption to trade across the lake, on a route which has been continued for twenty-five years, and which has been very advantageous to our city, will be regretted; but it is hoped that ere long trade will be resumed by steam. The American steamers continue to run through the lake, but under the restrictions imposed their trade is suffering and they may yet be withdrawn. The sidewheel steamers have had much to contend with for five years past and the American boats may find in this last order the feather that breaks the camel's back. The British passenger steamers - an inferior class of boats - running along the north shore and through the St. Lawrence, are now doing a large business, as their operations are not interfered with by government. [Rochester Union Aug. 14th]

Steamer Sold - The steamer Maple Leaf has been sold to Messrs. Lang & Delamo, of Boston, and by them chartered to the United States Government. She left the Genessee lst night and is on her way to the ocean, never to return. A steamer of less capacity and less expense for running will be put upon the route of the Maple Leaf in a few days. The trade is light and growing less all the time. [Rochester Union Aug. 14th]

p.3 Imports - 18.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1862