The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 3, 1867

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p.2 The Wolfe Island Mails - Pierrepont could not bring them because of ice; three men used ice boat to deliver them.

Drifting Ice - A large field of drifting ice was forced into the harbor during last night which has almost effectually blocked it up; so much so that the steamer Pierrepont could not make her way to Wolfe Island today after several ineffectual attempts to bear down and crush through the ice. The mails had to be taken over by means of an ice-boat, and did not leave here till th afternoon.

Steamer Watertown - The steamer Watertown came in at an early hour this afternoon from Cape Vincent. The route taken was around the head of Wolfe Island, the lake being quite clear in that direction, and there being no difficulty in entering the harbor at the upper end of the city. No impediment in the shape of ice was met with on the passage. The steamer left again for Cape Vincent after taking on the mails.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 3, 1867