The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 1, 1852

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p.2 Steamer On Lake Huron - The Barrie Herald says that Chas. Thompson, Esquire, has chartered the Detroit for the route on Lake Huron, and that with Saturday the 25th instant commences the weekly trips of this steamer between Sturgeon Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. The journey is among the most pleasing on the continent, and with each succeeding year is gaining rapid favor with the travelling public. The Detroit is said to possess amply passenger accommodation. The Lake Superior Journal says the Detroit is favorably known in these waters, and will be a good and fast boat for the Royal Mail Line.

Ice on Lake Superior - The Lake Superior Journal says, that on the 5th instant the captain of a trading sloop, bound to St. Louis River, found the lake so obstructed with ice, that when within twenty miles of the river he found it impossible to proceed, and had to return. The ice extended along the coast as far as could be seen, and was twenty miles wide. It was firm, hard, and of immense thickness. The oldest "Indian does not remember ever having seen ice so late in the season before.

City Council - A letter was received from the Harbor Master, complaining to the Council of the very dangerous and careless state of the gangways of steamers frequenting the Harbor. Ald. Ford said the law defined what kind of gangways steam vessels ought to have, and they should be compelled to comply with the act.

A Resolution was also passed to establish a ferry, either sail or towboat, between Wolfe and Garden Islands, subject to the control of the City authorities.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 1, 1852