The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1864

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p.2 Open Water - The harbor is now fully open. There is still some ice remaining at the north end of the city, but it is quite possible for steamers to come and go at discretion to and from any of the principal wharves. This year the harbor has opened early - so early, in fact, that the steamers are not fully prepared to take advantage of it. The Pierrepont was expected to arrive ere this - and may arrive today - but the difficulty of putting her in suitable running condition at the out-of-the-way place where she was compelled to remain all winter (near Hinckley's, on the south side of Wolfe Island) has prevented her from making so early a trip as was at first intended. Meanwhile, the ice boats continue to ply between the city and Wolfe Island, and thence to Cape Vincent, making the route both tedious and unpleasant. The Gazelle was to have gone out last evening.

Along the Harbor - The harbor is beginning to assume a gayer and more summery aspect every day. Steamers and sailing craft are fast being got ready for the season's work; sails are spread at the yard-arms; and flags are being raised and renovated preparatory to an early start for the river and the lakes.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1864