p.2 Spring Notes - The caulking hammer is already heard sounding the advance of the busy scene of preparation which will shortly become general along the harbour. Various vessels are already undergoing repairs, while others have been under repair for some time. A good deal of work is being done on the steamers of the Royal Mail Line laid up here.
The Ice - ...Vessel owners have been discouraging themselves with prognostications of a late opening of navigation.
Goderich, March 10th - The ice went down the Maitland river last night, and being stopped by the ice in the lake was piled up in the harbour twenty feet high in places, throwing the steamer Bonnie and the tug Eliza Fox entirely out of the water and landing them on the dock.
The gunboat Prince Alfred has her bow resting on the dock.
The schooner Ontario was jammed against the Grand Trunk Railway shed, completely smashing the side of the building. The vessels were not much injured.
p.3 ad - M. O'Gorman, Boat Builder, Simcoe St.- A good assortment of skiffs always on hand. Boats for hire. March 9th