The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 29, 1843

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Reduction Of Freight - We understand that the forwarders between this place and Kingston have laid aside the tariff establishment at the opening of navigation by mutual consent. Flour from Kingston, is being brought at present, at 1s 3d to 1s 2d, inclusive of all charges except insurance. Freights on the lakes have also declined very materially: 25 cts or 1s 3d, is about the current rate from Cleveland to Kingston for flour, per barrel. This is partly attributed to the small quantity of produce coming to Canada, this season, from the United States, as well as the interference of some independent "propellers", playing between this and Kingston, at reduced rates, which has been the cause of the Kingston and Montreal forwarders, in many instances, contracting the whole way through the lake ports, in order to evade the tariff they were bound by. In several instances, the forwarders have engaged to freight and sell property for a merely nominal commission, in order to get business for their boats. This is carrying the thing rather further than Commission Merchants quite relish, however disposed they might be to share the business with them, at the usual commission. - Mont. Gaz.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 29, 1843