The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1878

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p.3 The Ferry - The Pierrepont reached Cape Vincent last night without any difficulty, and returned this morning by way of the head of the Island. The steamer made regular trips to the Island during the day.

Board of Trade


The lake carrying trade has assumed great dimensions, as a reference to the accompanying figures, showing a comparative statement of receipts for 1875, '76 and '77, for which we are indebted to the Whig, will show: In 1875 there were 1,308,370 bushels of corn and 2,445,931 bushels of wheat. In 1876, 436,374 bushels of oats, 18,437 bushels of barley, 2,445,676 bushels of corn, and 1,857,538 bushels of wheat. In 1877 there were received here 39,149 bushels of rye, 2,978 bushels of oats, 415,472 bushels of barley, 2,937,257 bushels of corn, and 3,472,819 bushels of wheat. Yet, notwithstanding this immense increase, the earnings of boats have been much below the average, showing plainly that more money is invested in stock of that kind than can find profitable employment.

During the year the usual meteorological service has been regularly performed from this station, and storm warnings have been forwarded from the central office. The unusual number of 23 have been received, and in all cases except two the forecasts have been found correct. Mariners and others now read regularly the weather bulletin, and anxiously watch the warnings given to them. Early in October a further service was organized by means of the Dominion Telegraph Company, and now the state of the weather and forecasts for the next twenty-four hours are regularly sent to 72 Canadian offices. The greater the extension of this service, the more its beneficial action is observed, and its usefulness freely acknowledged.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1878