The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 13, 1866

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p.2 The Navigation And The Ice - The strong northwest wind of last night had the effect of driving all the ice out of the harbor, partly against the Wolfe Island shore, but chiefly down the river. The harbor is now fully open to the lower Bay, and but a small field of ice remains this side of Bell's Island, the river below that point being clear. The floating ice somewhat interferes as yet with the trips of the ferry steamers Watertown and Gazelle to Cape Vincent, and Wolfe and Garden Islands, but which a strong north wind would set right by driving a large part of the ice up the lake.

Steamer Watertown - The steamer Watertown is making two regular trips per day between this city and Cape Vincent, the state of the navigation being such as to admit of her now doing so without any hindrance from the ice to speak of. She took over a large number of cattle today, this branch of trade being evidently as brisk as ever.

Steamer Rochester - This steamer got up steam this morning, and tested her boilers today. The intention is to have her leave on Wednesday next, all the carpenters' work, with a few trifling exceptions, being completed. There remains some painting to be done, which can be got through with in a few days.

Steamer Pierrepont - The Pierrepont, having been thoroughly repaired and overhauled, can now be launched from the Marine Railway in a few hours at any time. Little more remains to be done to her than the fitting up of the engine, which was taken down last fall to admit of the alterations and repairs being made.

p.3 Imports - 12,13.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 13, 1866