The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 15, 1844

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p.3 The Weather At Toronto - ....there is every reason to look for a very early opening of the navigation. Some of the boats lying at our wharves, could be got afloat and ready for starting almost immediately. [Toronto Colonist, March 11th]

The Weather - ....The "busy note of preparation," as the Kingston Chronicle is wont to express itself, is heard amid the winter retreats of our Steamers - already there is a talk of the Gore playing avocation between this port and Rochester, and active symptoms may be detected preparatory to our Lake Leviathans venturing forth to Kingston.....

The Weather at Port Hope - ....our harbor presents the usual activity of the opening of Navigation, several of the vessels that have wintered here are undergoing repairs, and others are preparing to sail whenever the other ports are free from ice, of which, as usual, ours has already been entirely clear for some time past. If once out we do not see anything to prevent the Rochester boats commencing their trips immediately; there will, no doubt, be much cold and rough weather during the present month, and we suppose they will not be able to get through the ice at Toronto or Kingston before the first of April. [Port Hope Gazette, March 9th]

Died - Mrs. Luke Shea in Montreal on 8th, wife of late Luke Shea, former Master Builder in shipyard of Kingston Marine Railway.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 15, 1844