p.2 Leeway Detecting Compass - a letter from Owen Sound about new invention.
Imports - 12th. (ferry boat from Cape Vincent to Wolfe Island.)
p.3 Commercial Intelligence - Navigation may now be said to have commenced, especially as far as the Port of Toronto is concerned. The harbor for the past fortnight has been entirely clear of ice, and the only obstacles to navigation are those to be found in the cold weather, and the floating ice on the Lake. The following vessels arrived yesterday from ports along the shore: - Stormy King and Anne Brown, at Leak's Wharf, with cargoes of stone; the James Lesslie and Defiance, at St. Lawrence Wharf, with loads of wood.
The Sarnia Observer of March 9th, speaks of the opening of navigation, etc., as follows:
(part)...The river is quite clear of ice, so far as the eye can reach, up and down, and we presume this is pretty much the case all the way between this and Detroit, at all events the Detroit river is entirely clear of ice, and the impression there on Monday and Tuesday last, was that Lake St. Clair must also be quite free and open for navigation. We learn that the Forester and Ruby, which have been undergoing repairs in view of the opening of navigation, and nearly ready, will form a daily line between this place and Detroit - the Forester will also make two trips a week along the shore of Lake Huron, as far up as Forestville, and probably one trip a week to Goderich. The Dart has also been receiving repairs, and the intention at present is, that she will make two trips a week between Sandusky and Port Huron. Our travelling facilities, between river and rail, will thus be equal to those of any place in the west, and at more moderate rates than have ruled for some years past...[Toronto Leader March 10th]
ad - Twice A Week to Oswego - During the season the subscriber will despatch two SCHOONERS (capacity 2500 bus.) from this port, rates for freights moderate.
Joseph Doyle, Atlantic Wharf March 12th, 1860