The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1866

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p.2 Getting Frightened - The shipowners, forwarders, elevator owners and produce dealers of Oswego, and the places on the South shore of Lake Ontario, have become seriously alarmed at the effect which the recent unfriendly and unwise conduct of their Congress will have on their trade, and avow it is their intention to take the earliest opportunity to have the obnoxious act repealed, or rather that section of it which prohibits vessels of any kind accepting American grain from the Welland Railway elevators at Port Dalhousie. And they have good reason to tremble, for we certainly possess the power to ruin their commerce and cause the grass to grow where now all is life and bustle. They deprive us of the privilege of carrying their grain, and may most undoubtedly seriously injure our trade, but we can utterly destroy theirs, because we hold and control the Welland Canal, the avenue through which nine tenths of their trade flows. The retaliatory policy is not popular in Canada, and never will be, but we may in self-defence be forced to adopt it, and if we are, no people would have greater reason to regret it than those of Oswego, Ogdensburg, Cape Vincent, and other people on the Southern shore of Lake Ontario, and therefore their fears are reasonable, and their determination to seek an alteration of the law excusable. [St. Catherines Journal] (see Aug. 13th)

p.3 Imports - 7,8; Exports - 7,8.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1866