The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1850

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p.2 "The Magnet is ready, but will postpone the commencement of her trips, in consequence of the Kingston Harbor not being free of ice."

So says the Hamilton Gazette, but the Telegraph tells us that the Magnet cannot get out of Burlington Bay, on account of the ice. The ice in Kingston Harbor still remains, hard and fast, but there are indications of its leaving soon. The river is open and clear below Point Henry, and the lake is open at Four Mile Point, and in the middle of the channel the ice is partly gone, and partly very thin. A heavy blow from the westward would do the business.

Opening of Navigation - Within the last fortnight our harbor has been enlivened by the busy "note of preparation" of the Spring fleet that wintered over here, getting ready for sea. Several of the largest vessels have already been loaded with nearly half a million feet of sawed Lumber, and despatched to Oswego and Rochester, and some of them are expected to make their second trip this week, which is earlier than usual. Our Lumber market is very lively at present, and we recommend to our friends who have Lumber to dispose of in the American market, to lose no time in bringing it in, for although prices rule rather higher (as they usually do at the commencement of the shipping season,) yet in all probability prices may go down towards mid-summer, and those having Lumber for sale, may lose considerably by not having it in market early. [Port Hope Watchman]


The Subscriber has several Skiffs for Sale, made of well seasoned materials, and of various sizes, cheap for Cash. Skiffs and other boats built to order.


Pittsburgh, April 3rd, 1850.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1850