p.3 First Arrival from the Lake - The steamer America arrived in this port from Toronto yesterday evening, about 6 o'clock, on her route to Rochester. The American had very little difficulty in getting in to the Marine Railway Wharf, the ice, although unbroken, giving way readily before the giant power of the steam engine. The channel is quite open, and a few days of the present fine weather will entirely clear the harbor of ice. So early an opening of the navigation is almost unprecedented, and has taken by surprise the greater part of the "sea-faring" community.
Notice is hereby given, that the Lachine Canal will be opened to the trade on Thursday, the 1st day of May next, and that for the purpose of constructing the necessary Works of Enlargement, etc., the water will be drawn off, and the Canal closed, on and from Friday, the first day of August, until Monday, the 15th day of September next.
THOMAS A. BEGLEY, Secretary Board of Works.
Board of Works, Montreal, 8th March, 1845.