The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 31 May, 1878

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The British navigation and shipping returns for the past year just submitted to parliament show that 1,331 steamships, with a carrying capacity of 159,000 tons, and 3,437 sailing vessels of all descriptions, were out of work during the 12 months. The number of vessels on the British register last year was 25,000, and the total number that found employment was 20,319.

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Times were bad on the lakes as well in 1877, with as much as 1/3 of the fleet lying idle.
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31 May, 1878
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Dave Swayze
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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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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 31 May, 1878