The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 21, 1843

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p.2 Riots at Beauharnois - inquests. (3 columns) [Montreal Herald 16th and 17th]

We understand that the Forwarders between this place and Kingston have laid aside the tariff established at the opening of navigation, by mutual consent. Flour from Kingston is being brought at present at 1s. 3d. to 1s. 9d., inclusive of all charges except insurance. Freights on the lakes have also declined very materially, 25 cts. or 1s. 3d. is about the current rate from Cleveland to Kingston for flour per barrel. This is partly attributed to the small quantity of produce coming to Canada this season from the United States, as well as to the interference of some independent Propellers plying between this and Kingston, at reduced rates, which has been the cause of the Kingston and Montreal Forwarders, in many instances, contracting the whole way through from Lake ports in order to evade the tariff they were bound by. In several instances the Forwarders have engaged to freight and sell property for a merely nominal commission, in order to get business for their boats. This is carrying the thing rather farther than Commission Merchants quite relish, however disposed they might be to share the business with them at the usual commission. [Montreal Gazette]

p.3 Welland Canal - Quebec Board of Trade wants Welland Canal locks enlarged to same size as St. Lawrence locks ie. at least 150 feet long.

ad for str. Bytown, Capt. Sughrea, for Montreal direct. June 21st.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 21, 1843