The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1879

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p.3 Freight Rates - The Detroit Free Press says: - It cannot be stated with certainty what will be the opening rate on wheat to Buffalo from this port. It depends on what the vessel association fix on. The general expectation is that three cents will be little enough, and the opinion is given that it will not be higher than 3 1/2 cents.

Short Notes - The steamer Geneva has received an American register, and now will sail under the Stars and Stripes. It is not expected that she will sail any faster than she did under the old flag, but the change will enable her to trade on the American side.

The Ice Bridge - The continued cool weather is unfavourable to an early break up of the ice bridge. We understand that an attempt will be made on Saturday by the Pierrepont to cut her way through to open water, which is visible at Four Mile Point. A warm rain and a few days of hot sun will materially assist her in this work.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1879