The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1864

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p.2 The Route to Cape Vincent - This route may now be said to be fairly open; the short cut by the canal is not yet clear, but an attempt will be made early next week to force a passage. The Pierrepont arrived yesterday shortly after noon by the head of Wolfe Island, encountering a complete barrier of ice, some of it four feet thick, at Bear Point. She took back, on her return to Cape Vincent, by the foot of the Island, over fifty head of cattle, which, judging from their appearance, would require considerable stall feeding before they would be in a fit condition to be eaten by Uncle Sam's army.

Two Kingston Vessels - The Brockville papers are extremely complimentary to Captain Gaskin of this city, in relation to the arrival at that place of his two famous barques the British Lion and the Robert Gaskin, two vessels of which the Captain has every reason to feel proud, and whose construction was carried on under his personal supervision. The vessels arrived at Brockville with all sail set, and were decorated with such a display of bunting that the people were of opinion that a British admiral at least was making his appearance in the harbour, and that the Robert Gaskin was his flagship.

The Harbor Clear - The harbor is now entirely clear of ice. For several days it could only lie and rot, in the dead calm that prevailed, but the north wind of Thursday night made a clean sweep of it, and drove what remained up the lake. The "blue Ontario" is once more visible, the broad swells of which, when the wind changes to the south, will soon complete the general havoc which is being made with the remnants of the floating ice that remain. The bays and inlets up the Bay of Quinte are still more or less shut up, and reliable intelligence from Belleville states that the ice in Big Bay cannot be cleared out in less than ten days. The steamer Gazelle, which has been heretofore running only to Garden Island, has at length made her way to Wolfe Island, but with great difficulty, owing to the ice that intervenes between the two places.

p.3 Imports - 7th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

8th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

To Masters and Owners of Vessels - The subscriber, having just received the necessary articles, is prepared to put Ship's Compasses in perfect order. James Johnston, Clock and Watch Maker, Wellington Street.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1864