The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 9, 1869

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p.2 The Ice Trade - The business of loading the vessels with ice is being pushed with the utmost expedition, in view of the uncertainty of the duration of cold weather. Mr. Robert White, who has contracted to load the Arabia, Jessie Drummond and Bahama, has about twenty-five hands and several teams employed, and anticipates completing the whole of his engagement by the end of the week, the Arabia being very nearly already laden, and will probably be filled by this evening. The business is carried on with perfect system and regularity, and the expedition used enables the taking out of large quantities of ice daily. The teams run between the vessels and the ice field with uninterrupted speed, a very few moments being sufficient to load and discharge the ice from the sleighs. The ice appears in excellent condition, and varies in thickness from 20 to 30 inches.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 9, 1869