The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), April 4, 1849

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p.2 The Navigation - Business has commenced upon the waters of the lake and river. On Sunday morning, the steamer City of Toronto arrived here from Toronto, followed on Tuesday by the Princess Royal. The Henry Gildersleeve went below on Monday morning and returned last evening. Five vessels went "to sea" this morning - the brigt. Mohawk, schooners Erin, Dart, Sophia, and we believe, the Sarnia.

The Picton Sun says that the ice is fast disappearing on the Bay of Quinte. There will, in all probability, be two lines of steamers on the route between this city and the head of the lake during the season now opened. We understand that the City, the Princess and the Sovereign will constitute the Mail Line, while the Magnet and New Era will run to Hamilton, and thus form an opposition line.

p.3 Picton - The Pictonese seem to be resolved on improving their harbour. At a public meeting a committee was appointed for the duty of procuring an estimate of the expense of dredging the harbor sufficiently to permit steamers to reach the bridge.

First Cargo - The schooner Ardelia, of Toronto, arrived in port on Sunday last with a cargo - the first of the season. We believe that the Ardelia was likewise the first to enter port on the opening of the season of 1848.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), April 4, 1849