The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 26, 1872

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p.2 Navigation of 1872 - Seven new propellers are now being built to add to the already large line of this description of steam craft, plying between the great lakes and River St. Lawrence - one at Port Dalhousie, two at St. Catharines, and one here. A couple of others are thought to be also building for the same route, but at what place, and when they will be finished is not known to our informant. The seven referred to above are expected to be completed and ready for launching at the opening of navigation for 1872.

Signs of the Times - The sharp welcome click of the shipwrights caulking mallet and punch may now be heard at many points along the harbour - the brief but significant announcement of the near approach of spring, and that the sailing craft is undergoing the necessary preparation for the ensuing season of navigation. Varioius speculations are indulged in by nautical men regarding the prospects of trade; and from a careful deduction of the current statements, we are inclined to believe that it will greatly exceed that of any previous year. The shipping business of this port is a prominent and most important feature of the ancient city, and it must therefore be a source of gratification to know that it is no wise diminishing, rather that it is increasing annually to a great extent. We learn that the several forwarding companies have made ample provision to facilitate the trade of 72, which, if the results be as anticipated, will be conducted with despatch and satisfaction.

-The Picton Gazette says workmen are busy fitting up the steamers St. Helen and Picton, in preparation for next season's trade. They will each take the routes pursued last year.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 26, 1872