The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), September 29, 1842

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New York, Oswego And Chicago Line Of Steamers - The Enquirer, a paper published at the village of Grand Rapids, near or at the mouth of Grand River, on the shore of Lake Michigan, has, under the date of the 19th of August, a number of notices relative to the receipt of goods by the steam vessels belonging to the above line. The Enquirer says, that their merchants receive their goods from New York, by this Line, via the Welland Canal, in 15 days, while it invariably takes from 30 to 50 days to obtain them by any other route or conveyance from the same place. In illustration of the fact the Enquirer says goods shipped for a merchant at that place, from Buffalo, 24 days before, had not arrived. The price of transportation from New York to Grand River, by this line is 70 cents per hundred; when formerly, (says the Enquirer) it has always ranged from $1.60 to $2.25. Goods are received at Grand River, as cheap and as quick by this line as they were in Western New York ten years since.

The Enquirer gives the proceedings of "a meeting to promote immigration" to the village of Grand River, and recommends to the swarm of immigrants bound thither, from New York and the Eastern States, the "New York Oswego and Chicago Line" as the cheapest, safest and best way.

The Chicago, one of the steamers belonging to this line, will leave here on Thursday, the 1st day of September, for Chicago. She has already a full freight of merchandise for Lake Michigan. - Osw. Her.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), September 29, 1842