The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 28, 1878

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p.3 Government Tug Line On The River - A correspondent informs us that "Mr. McCuaig, member for Prince Edward, holds very decided opinions on the necessity of re-establishing a Government tug line of steamers, between Kingston and Montreal, for the towage of schooners and barges navigating the River St. Lawrence at fixed prices and within a certain time, and which was discontinued on the advent to power of the Mackenzie government. Mr. McCuaig contends the abolition of the line was a loss to the country, caused by the diverting of trade from the St. Lawrence route, in consequence of the uncertainty of towage facilities to transcient and other vessels from the west with through cargoes to the sea board." This is a question on which there exists a difference of opinion.

Dec. 30, 31, 1878


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 28, 1878