British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1872
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p.2 By Telegraph - Washington Jan. 16th - It is felt by representatives of commercial interests of Great Lakes district that the Treaty of Washington would give the British owners a monopoly of carrying trade because British boats can be built and sailed at from 30-40% less cost in present condition of our currency and specie taxation.
p.3 The Rideau Canal - low water is detrimental to the formation of a line of barges for timber trade to U.S.
-Lake Propellers - Dominion Transportation Company formed at St. Thomas - nine propellers now building for north shore trade; St. Lawrence canals need to be improved. [London Free Press]
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes