p.2 The Ice - The ice has been greatly strengthened by the keen frost of last night, and the harbor is at last completely frozen over. Ice boats are passing between the city and Wolfe Island and Cape Vincent; they carry the mails as well as passengers. The steamer Pierrepont broke her way through the ice into the lake this morning on her way to Timber Island to bring down the schooner Jenny Rumble.
Towing Through The Ice - The steamer Pierrepont worked her way down to St. John's Island yesterday, (Wednesday) through the ice, and succeeded about seven o'clock in the evening in bringing thence into port the schooners Selkirk and Mariner, and which now lie at the Railway wharf covered with ice. Under all the circumstances the tow was a very successful one, and the captains are pleased to get their vessels into safe city quarters for the winter. The Mariner was loaded with lumber for Ogdensburgh when Jack Frost hemmed her in.
Steamer Watertown - The steamer Watertown, which was anxiously looked for here yesterday afternoon, did not get in until seven in the evening. She was employed for several hours at Cape Vincent towing schooners into winter quarters, but was only partially successful owing to the great resistance she met with from the ice. The intention this morning was to make another trip to Cape Vincent with the Watertown, the way having been opened for her into clear water by the Pierrepont.
The Watertown had not left at a late hour this afternoon, and owing to repairs she may not be prepared to leave until midnight.
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