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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 14, 1850

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Some weeks ago we ventured to state that the climate of Canada was generally undergoing a material change, in becoming more temperate. This is the 14th of January, and Kingston harbor is scarcely yet frozen over; and were there any business to be done, lake going vessels could do it as well now, as at any previous time since the fall - with risk it is true from snapping frosts - but still it could be done. At the other end of the Lake, navigation has not closed, for we find the steamer Chief Justice making regular trips between Toronto and Lewiston, and the schooner Defiance is advertised to run all the winter between Rochester, Niagara and Hamilton. Twenty years ago, such a thing as winter navigation of Lake Ontario, either by steam or otherwise, would have been scouted as idle and impracticable.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 14, 1850