The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 21 May, 1884

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After all, there seems to be a special providence for the shipping. Grain and iron ore and coal freights are scarce, and rates are low just now, and a new carrying trade opens up. Paving stone is in great demand at Chicago. The islands of the St. Lawrence River are formed of solid granite. It is being got out in large quantities, and the demand here brings it this way. It must be carried by vessels, and vessel-owners are once more happy. The schooners Belle Mitchell and American arrived in Chicago yesterday with cargoes of this stone (pronounced the finest for paving purposes), and a whole fleet of schooners laden with the same are near by and will make the harbor within a day or two. The freight rate paid the vessels is a good one, and the new carrying trade is regarded in marine circles as an important one. - [Chicago Times.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 21 May, 1884