The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 20, 1867

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p.2 Close of Navigation - Steamers Lying Up - The season of navigation for 1867 is fast drawing to a close, and the steamers are lying up. The Lake and River Steam Navigation Company's boats are all either laid up, or are proceeding to their several destinations for that purpose. The Spartan, Passport and Champion are laid up in Montreal, the latter steamer having to return there from the Beauharnois Canal, where she found it impossible to force her way up through the ice. The Kingston has already laid up here; the Magnet on her way down and the Grecian on her way up will also go into winter quarters here on their arrival. The steamer Bay of Quinte is still running, and will make a trip every second day as long as she can; she left here today at noon, not having gone on her regular trip yesterday. On her last to Picton she found it impossible to reach the wharf for ice, and had to land her passengers and freight at the old mill. The freight steamer Ottawa came in this morning on her way to Montreal, but it was not decided at a late hour this afternoon whether she would leave this port again or not. The steamer Empress has been frozen in the Beauharnois Canal, but it is supposed that she will be able to work her way down to Montreal, where she will be laid up. The steamer City of Ottawa is frozen in below Smith's Falls; she was on her way to Kingston. The Corinthian came in this morning with the intention of proceeding to Montreal, but will probably have to remain here; the Bristol came in this morning and unloaded a cargo, and will leave again if the weather permits.

The heavy sea which was on in the morning having calmed down at three in the afternoon, the steamer Gazelle left for Gananoque, and the Watertown for Cape Vincent, the latter not having come in at her usual early hour this morning, owing to the high wind. The Watertown and the Pierrepont will probably be the last steamers to lay up here. An occasional sailing vessel arrives in the harbor, but their visits are now "few and far between." The Bristol took advantage of the lull and also left on another trip.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 20, 1867