The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1879

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p.3 Marine Notes - The harbour is free from ice, but the American channel is blocked. The Erie canal opens next week. $2 per M. is the freight for lumber from Port Huron to Buffalo. The Chicago Times says the Chicago Board of vessel owners has fixed the opening rates on corn to Buffalo at 6 cents per bushel, and on wheat 6 1/2 cents. These are higher rates than the average in previous years. Marine insurance on grain from Chicago to Buffalo is 35 cents per $100 for steam, and 40 cents per $100 for sailers. The grain toll on the Erie Canal this season is 1 mill on the ton. Lake Erie is still jammed full of ice, which is said to be hugging the American shore. The Rochester is expected to make a start up the Bay of Quinte next week, by which time it is hoped the Bay may be clear of ice.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1879