The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 24, 1873

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p.2 The Navigation of 1873 - The Watertown Despatch is furnished by Mr. W.L. Cook, keeper of Rock Island light, Clayton with the list of the number of rafts and vessels of all classes that passed down the River St. Lawrence during the season of navigation of 1873. Number of rafts 76, and 3,956 vessels of all classes. The number of rafts in 1872, 58; number of vessels, 3,717, making the difference in favor of 1873 18 rafts and 239 vessels. One of those rafts is equal to 20 vessels' cargoes; and those vessels that bring timber do not go below Clayton. They are divided between Garden Island, Port Metcalf and Clayton.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 24, 1873