The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 26, 1873

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p.2 Increase of Steamers - There will be a considerable increase in the number of the merchant navy in our inland waters next season of navigation. Although sailing vessels are in a certain sense useful and indispensable, yet for quick passages and the rapid transit of freight, steam power is getting more generally used - a fact that is demonstrated by the number of propellers and steam barges now in course of construction at the several ship-yards on Lake Erie and Ontario. At Kingston, ship-building is in a thriving condition, and according to the St. Catharines Times, fully a score of new propellers will be added to the merchant marine next season. Hamilton, of course is no way behind. So remarks the Times.

The Marine Interest of Oswego - Oswego is the principal port and harbour on Lake Ontario. It has ten elevators, with an aggregate storage capacity of over two million bushels. About seventy vessels of all sizes aggregating about fifteen hundred tons burthen, are owned there. The receipts reach fifteen million bushels of grain, and about three hundred million feet of lumber annually." The above extract we clip from the Chicago Times, and to the whole paragraph we submit an emphatic refutal. We had not the time or opportunity of collecting the desired statistics of the forwarding business of this port during 1872 for publication in the present issue, to prove conclusively that Kingston is the chief forwarding harbour on the lake, and to which Oswego has no justifiable claim of superiority or of greater importance. To the shipping community the statements of the Times must appear and be understood as ? misrepresentations, of which we purport to produce convincing evidence in a future edition of the News.

Police Court - thefts from vessels - testimony of Mr. Enright, ship-carpenter, who had charge of 7 vessels below the bridge.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 26, 1873