The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1856

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p.2 Ice In the Lake - The American steamer New York, from Ogdensburg, on her first trip on Tuesday morning, found the channel at Cape Vincent so obstructed by ice that she had to turn back and come up by the northern channel, touching at Kinghorn's wharf, en passant.

The schooner Hannah, which left this port on Monday week for Toronto, encountered large fields of ice, and was detained in them 15 hours, but reached her destination without receiving any damage.

The steamer Free Trader, on her return voyage from Toronto, also met with ice, some pieces 9 feet thick, some of which struck with such force as to cause a resort to the pumps, which were kept going until she entered the harbor. She was laden with flour.

Shipbuilding in Quebec - at A. Cantin's shipyard, 14 acres in size, including 2 fine basins, with a frontage on the old Lachine canal of about 800 feet, 200 men employed; among other boats being built is: "a low pressure Propeller, for the Western Trade, of the full capacity that can be passed through the Welland Canal locks; and capable of carrying 3000 barrels of flour, building for Messrs. H. Jones & Co."

-strike at Chat's canal at Bytown - barns burnt down, etc.

p.3 Imports - 28th - Str Napier, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Our Canals - repairs, etc. [Pilot]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1856