The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), August 3, 1915

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Schooners Disappearing

The day of the old wind jammer on the lake is past. There are now twenty-eight schooners in commission on Lake Ontario, where formerly there were several hundred and they are nearly all Canadian owned, though nearly all once had an American register. As the old schooner and sail craft pass away their type is not reproduced, but instead small steamers that have found in impossible to longer to do business at a profit in competition with the 600-footers are coming to Lake Ontario and are being used in the coal carrying trade, going into harbors where the water is not too shallow and even they can be brought in with a partial cargo which will require less water than they usually draw. With a few exceptions all are owned by Canadian coal dealers and companies.

In ten years more it is probable that there will not be a single all-wind propelled vessel on the lakes. Commercial men also predict that the smaller type of steambarge that have been employed on this lake, will have disappeared never to return.

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Richard Palmer
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Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), August 3, 1915