The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 12, 1885

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p.1 Deseronto Notes - Edward Walsh is having a ferry built at the ship yard. It will be propelled by steam, and will be known as the catamaran of the Bay of Quinte. Capt. D. O'Hagan, of the schr. Philo Bennett, commenced this week to put her in repair for the season.

p.2 Lake Ontario Frozen Solid - Oswego, March 11th - A survey of the ice field of Lake Ontario was made today from the survey station, 224 ft. above the lake level. The ice was found to be solid in all directions as far as the glass could reach, except due north from the harbour, where open water appeared at a distance of 17 miles and extended over the horizon. The ice field consists entirely of rough hummocks.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 12, 1885