The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1865


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p.2 THE LAKE AND RIVER FLEET

The following statement of the tonnage of steamboats and sail-vessels on Lakes Erie and Ontario, plying down to Montreal, made up by the Marine Inspector, to the 1st March, 1865, contains information of a kind never before published anywhere:

Vessels Tonnage Value

Steamboats 97 28,866 $1,543,900

Propellers 45 11,548 614,000

Barques 42 15,844 434,500

Brigs 17 4,854 81,300

Schooners 258 40,369 892,400

Barges 201 33,887 414,900

Total No. vessels 660 135,368 $3,981,000

Number of seamen on board steamboats - 2,425

Do. Do. propellers 900

Do. Do. barques 420

Do. Do. brigs 172

Do. Do. schooners 2,064

Do. Do. barges 1,407

Fishermen 3,000

Raftsmen 2,500

No. of men employed on wharves, etc. 2,500

Total 15,388

Naval volunteers 500

Total No. of men fit for lake navigation 15,888

All of whom can be called out for active service at one month's notice if required.

[Montreal Telegraph]

Imports - 15,16; Exports - 15,16.

p.3 Vessels To And From Canadian Ports Passsing Through The Welland Canal - 15.


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
Aug. 16, 1865
Local identifier:
KN.24655
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1865