The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 24, 1876

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p.2 The Shipping Trade - We are informed that it is the intention of several of the Canadian steamboat lines to lay up during the ensuing season two propellers out of every three in commission last year. This will take about twenty boats off the lake, and give a better chance to those which are left on to make things pay.

The Ice Trade - Quite a large business is to be done in shipping ice this winter from various points around Kingston. There are five vessels loading at Garden Island, six at Clayton, the Florida at Kingston, and the Copley at Chaumont Bay. These are all for consignment to Toledo. The ice is of good quality, but is not so thick as in former years, being only about 12 inches.

The Shipping Interests - You know that Kingston depends largely upon her shipping interests for prosperity, and during the last two years these have been in a very languishing state. Interested parties feel sanguine that there will be a great improvement with the opening of navigation, and that a season of activity is before them. The indications now discernable in most other kinds of businesses should certainly extend to the marine, and if so a great many will be made happy. A number of vessels were not put into commission last year, and many that were did not clear the necessary expenses of sailing them. The consequence was that vessel owners found themselves in debt at the close of the season, and others interested suffered accordingly. We will hope for better times, and expect them, too. (by "Nemo," the Kingston correspondent of the Central Canadian)

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 24, 1876