The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1863

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p.2 Close Of Navigation - The season of navigation is fast drawing to a close, and in perhaps less than three weeks from date the lake steamers and many of the sailing craft will take up their berths for the winter. Owing to the large decrease of exports and the heavy falling off in importations, the freight business of the season, so far, does not compare favorably with that of 1862, but in passenger carrying the business has fallen little, if anything, below what it was last year. On the whole, however, the season will not prove an unprofitable one for steamboat and ship owners. The carrying trade is on the increase, and, till the close of navigation, will keep all fully employed at rates much in advance of those which have ruled during the earlier part of the season.

-On Tuesday evening the steamer Fox was discovered to be on fire in the St. Clair river, when, being loosed from her moorings, after burning to the water's edge, the hulk drifted on the Canadian shore.

p.3 Arrivals - 26.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1863