The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), April 6, 1821

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p.3 A Bill has passed to relieve all our schooners from Light House duties to the same extent as Steam-boats. We are glad of this, not only because the owners of small craft can ill afford to pay those duties, but also because it is obviously essential to the general interest to facilitate the means of transportation from the Upper Districts to Lower Canada. The Light House duties exacted under the old statute added considerably to the expense of navigating the Lake, and in these times the charges of transportation to Lower Canada, greatly reduced as they are, still bear heavily on the depreciated produce of the merchants beyond Lake Ontario. The necessity of diminishing the expenses, as far as practicable by Legislative means, will become more apparent, when the grand New York Canal is completed.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), April 6, 1821