The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1862

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p.2 The ice in the harbor is fast decaying under the influence of the mild weather that for some days has prevailed. The waters of the lake may be seen stretching from a little above Four Mile Point to about the centre of Amherst Island. An open spot may also be noted off the Penitentiary, where a rocky bar is formed in the middle of the channel. The weakening here, caused by the quicker action of the current around the rock, generally precedes but a few days the clearing of the harbor.

The local papers state that the works at the harbor in Collingwood are progressing rapidly. The contractors are determined to push on the work with vigor, in order that the trade may not be interfered with on the opening of the navigation. Already the frame of the large elevator is being raised, and the crib work and the enlargement of the pier, is being put together, so as to get them placed before the ice disappears altogether from the bay.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1862