The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Nov 1860

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p.2 The Fall Grain Trade - Every vessel on Lake Ontario that is passably sea worthy is busily engaged in assisting to carry the late bountiful harvest to a port of shipment; but the quantity is so great, that in spite of the aid of the great railways, Grand Trunk, Great Western, and N.Y. Central, all the warehouses at all the ports are chuck full of produce, waiting for its turn of transhipment. It is so at Hamilton, Toronto, Whitby, Port Hope, Coburg and Kingston. The plain fact is, that owing to the depression of the shipping interest, caused by the Grand Trunk Railway, no new vessel has of late been built, and there are not now enough afloat to do the business required of them. The weather, fortunately, still is open and a full month remains ere we look for winter, in which a great deal may be done. It is a sad pity that the Hon. John Hamilton laid up his fleet of steamers so early in the season (owing to the want of passengers), for were they still running between Hamilton and Montreal, every vessel would be full, both up and down. But who can foresee everything?

p.3 Died - Patrick Carberry, acting Collector of Customs at Prescott.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Nov 1860