The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., March 24, 1853


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Commercial Points in Upper Canada.

Many of thelake ports on the Canadian side are rapidly rising in population and commercial importance, as exhibited by comparative tables running through a series of years, in Mr. Andrews' report. The principal Canadian ports on Lke Erie are Stanley, Port Dover, Port Burwell, Dunnville, Sandwich, and Sarnia, at the foot of Lake Huron; on Lake Ontario, Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, Belleville, Cobourg, Port Hope, Oakville and Whitby; on the Welland Canal, St. Catharines, and on the upper St. Lawrence, Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque, St. John, Phillipsburgh, and Stanstead.

The population of Toronto has doubled in the last ten years, and is now over 30,000 - Hamilton, now containing over 14,000, has been equally progressive. The imports at these points show their commercial progress to have been equally rapid. In Upper Canada the export of produce and the import and consumption of all the substantial and necessary products of civilization, are said to be as high, per head, as in the best agricultural districts of the United States. The population and value if imports of the leading ports were in 1851 as follows:

PopulationValue of imports
Toronto30,975$2,601,992
Hamilton14,1112,198,300
St. John3,2151,948,460
Kingston11,5851,026,282
Stanley--292,636
Brockville2,246239,712
Prescott2,146122,452
Oakville--212,844
Cobourg3,871142,376


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Date of Original:
Thurs., March 24, 1853
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GLN.3830
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., March 24, 1853