The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1864

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p.2 The Pierrepont - The steamer Gazelle, after many fruitless endeavors to get to Cape Vincent on Wednesday afternoon, had to give up the attempt, and return to the city. The Pierrepont, however, arrived on Wednesday night, after a hard struggle to get round Nine Mile Point. Failing in reaching the head of the island, she had to wend her way back again and come up by the foot of the island, where she had better success, but not until she had made a detour, in all, of over forty miles. On her reaching Kingston the freight and passengers were transferred to the Pierrepont from the Gazelle, and the former left again immediately for Cape Vincent, returning yesterday afternoon only to find a large crowd anxiously awaiting her arrival, and still more anxious for her departure.

The Pierrepont left again for Cape Vincent at five o'clock yesterday afternoon, with a crowd of passengers, several horses, and more than the usual quantity of freight.

Schooners For the Lakes - The steamer Osprey towed several schooners up towards Nine Mile Point, into clear water, yesterday morning, on their way to the upper lakes, where their cargoes await them. It is refreshing to see the flags flying from the mast-heads of our lake craft once more. The harbor is looking more lively every day, and the whirl of excitement along the wharves is increasing. The vessels which cleared were the barks Malta, Plymouth, S.D. Woodruff, and Arabian, for Chatham and Port Dalhousie; and the schooners Two Brothers, M.L. Breck, Helen, Princess Alexandra, and Arctic, for Toronto, Hamilton, Port Dalhousie, and Bear Creek.

Dunkirk, April 7th - Navigation is now open between Dunkirk and Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo, Detroit and all the upper lake ports. The ice has entirely disappeared except in the direction of Buffalo, and the propeller Ocean left early this morning for Buffalo. Boats will commence their regular trips as soon as possible.

-The Prescott Telegraph says that except in the small bays and slips along the shore, the river at that point is completely free of ice. The ferry boats New York, Gleaner and St. Lawrence are able to make their regular trips without inconvenience or interruption.

p.3 Imports - 6th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1864