The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 19, 1859

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p.2 The New Collector of Customs - Mr. Simpson at Kingston. [Brockville Monitor]

Marine News - The propeller Racine, bound hence for Chicago, found the ice so formidable on the flats, that she returned to Detroit. [Buffalo Express]

The propellers Prairie State and Kenosha, bound for this port from Chicago and Miwaukee, passed Detroit on Thursday last, but both put back to Detroit in consequence of the thickness of the ice at the head of the lake. They were to have their bows sheathed with iron, and then attempt to come through. It is extremely doubtful whether they will succeed. [ib]

The propeller Kenosha reports seeing two vessels fast in the ice, out in the lake, six or seven miles below the mouth of the river. They are supposed to be the schooners Rainbow and Fortune, bound from Buffalo to this port to lay up. [Detroit Free Press]

The steamer Forest Queen, which started for Saginaw a day or two since, was unable to proceed further than Willow Creek, on account of the ice. On Lake Huron the ice had formed to a distance of three miles from the shore. [ib]

The propeller Elmira came into port yesterday afternoon, having failed to effect a passage to Toledo, whither she was bound from Dunkirk. The Captain reports the ice off or not far from the lower end of South Bass or Put-in-Bay Island, and from that point it extended in one unbroken sheet as far as his eye could reach to westward and northward. Where he met it, the thickness was from one to one and a half inches. [Cleveland Review, 10th]

p.3 Imports - 16.

Notice - Benjamin Smith is sole owner of scow Scourge.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 19, 1859