The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 9, 1850

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p.2 Opening of Navigation - The recent fine spring-like weather promises a speedy breaking up of the icy fetters on our waters, and preparations are being made by our steamboat proprietors to begin this business season early. The Eclipse will commence her trips to Wellington Square probably on Friday next the 11th inst., the America, for Rochester and the intermediate ports on the 15th, and the Princess Royal upon the 10th of April. Last year the Eclipse began to run on the 17th March, and the America on the 1st of April, and that was considered unusually early.

We understand that the Magnet will run this season in Mr. Bethune's mail line, which will consist of the Princess Royal, Magnet, and either the Admiral or the City of Toronto. It is not known as yet whether the latter will form one of the line or join Mr. Hamilton's contemplated opposition. [Globe]

March 11, 1850


March 12, 1850

p.2 We have much pleasure in stating that Colonel Muter, of the Royal Canadian Rifles, has rendered essential service to the Community, by releasing the steamer Chief Justice from her ice-bound hearth in the Niagara River, and but for the kind assistance of the gallant Colonel, the vessel might have remained there for a considerable time longer, and the public be thus deprived of the convenience of the regular enjoyment of the steamer plying between the Seat of Government and the Niagara frontier. Colonel Muter sent a party of the soldiers of the Royal Canadian Rifles, who cut the ice around the steamer, and set her afloat again on Lake Ontario, after having been ice-bound in the Niagara Docks for four days. The community will appreciate the service.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 9, 1850