p.2 Closing of the Navigation - The Mail Steamers May Flower and New Era arrived yesterday from Montreal, having been detained by ice in the St. Lawrence Canals. The Highlander was to have followed them yesterday with the mail on board. In all probability these vessels will be the last mail steamers from Montreal upwards, unless the weather greatly moderates. The Ottawa and the Champion went down the river as far as Ogdensburgh on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the latter may repeat her trips a few times, but only while there is business to do. The Maple Leaf came down from Toronto yesterday, and the Magnet arrived this morning. The Maple Leaf returns tonight, and the Magnet goes up tonight. Two of the American Lake Steamers remain on the Line, the Cataract and the Niagara, and they will continue to run as long as the weather permits them. The Gildersleeve, Novelty, and Prince of Wales are still on the Bay. The Prince Albert remains at Kingston, unable to push through the ice on the Rideau Canal.
The steamer Bay State, Capt. Ledyard, came into the harbor from Kingston yesterday afternoon, completely coated with ice. She goes into winter quarters at Genesee River, we learn, and will not leave that harbor again this season. The other boats are also to be laid up immediately, with the exception of the Niagara; she will continue her trips as usual for the accommodation of the public, as long as the weather will permit. [Oswego Times]
19th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.
Str. Cataract, Oswego, mixed cargo.
19th - Str. Ontario, Oswego, passengers and baggage.
Schr. Venice, Sandusky, 1560 bars railroad iron.
Brig J. Hancock, Cleveland, 1200 bars railroad iron
Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.