St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 12, 1842
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Changing Route - The Buffalo Commercial of the 21st ult. mentions a "singular spectacle" that the only sail vessels in port are three schooners from the lower lake, after cargoes of flour bought for a foreign market. They take flour to Kingston, at 37 1/2 cents per barrel, including 9 cents toll for Welland Canal charges.
Sir Robert Peel's policy of taking Canada by the hand and showing so decided a preference to colonial exports must give fresh impetus to the present flourishing commerce of the province and divert a still larger portion of western business through the Welland Canal. Already the "singular spectacle" of lower lakers taking in freight at Buffalo is presented. - Clev. Her.
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- May 12, 1842
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- Peter Warwick
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes