The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 7, 1900

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The schooner Arthur is just now engaged on one of the shortest routes ever assigned to a lake vessel - the carrying of 500,000 bu of grain from Wabash elevator No. 4, Toledo, to the elevators of the National Milling Co., Toledo, a distance of probably half a mile. The freight rate is not known here, but it is supposed to be umpty-ump cents.

In the east some ferry companies will not carry automobiles under any condition, but the Detroit company admits them aboard their boats between this port and Windsor on condition that the gasoline or naphtha tanks first be emptied. So the American who desires a little spin through the queen's territory must, when he gets to the other side, hire a team of horses to pull his vehicle to the top of that steep Ouellette avenue hill, then run around with a tin pail and twenty-five cents in search of fuel with which to operate his wagon. The same rule applies to Canadians who desire a tour on this side.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 7, 1900