Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Herald (Oswego, NY), May 25, 1840
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Travel and State of Trade. - Our harbor presents an animating scene by the almost constant arrival and departure of steam vessels and other craft. The steamboat Great Britain has taken her place in the daily line between this and Lewiston. Besides the American boats that ply daily between this place and the ports on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence, the British boat St. George is running regular between this port, Toronto and Hamilton, touching by Port Hope and Cobourg. We have also a daily intercourse with Kingston by a variety of boats.

An unusually large portion of the western travel now passes this way in consequence of the great saving in time, expense and fatigue.

Our docks present a tolerable lively aspect but the quantity of goods going West is not as large as in some former seasons. The Village trade appears rather brisk, and our merchants are selling their new goods at very reduced prices and for a smaller profit than formerly.

The arrival of produce by the Welland canal, especially wheat, is large notwithstanding the large quantities going to the Canadian ports. Flour is held here at about the New York prices, which range from $4.50 to $4.75 for Genesee and Western ports.

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May 25, 1840
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Richard Palmer
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Oswego Herald (Oswego, NY), May 25, 1840