The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1872

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p.2 From Port Colborne, 15th - The propeller City of London, which wintered here in the harbour tucked through this afternoon and went down the canal to Port Robinson to get on the dry dock for repairs. Not many propellers or vessels will get out here yet for a couple of weeks. There is ice in the lake as far as one can see.

Opening of Navigation - Dunnville, April 19th - Navigation is open at Port Maitland. No ice is in sight up the lake. The lighthouse will be lighted up tonight.

Lake Freights - Chicago, April 12th - No charters were reported. Ask rates on corn 13 cents to Buffalo, 18 to Oswego, 19 cents to Kingston, and 20 to Ogdensburg..

Oswego - There are according to a late circular issued by Messrs. Failing and Rundell, ten grain elevators in Oswego, of a total capacity of 2,055,000 bushels. The city also owns 11 steam tugs, 48 vessels, 1 barque, 1 brig, 5 scow-schooners, and 3 sloops, of a total tonnage of 15,598,98 (sic). The first arrival in 1871 was on the 21st March, the first clearance on the 28th of the same month, the last arrival on December 13th, the last clearance on December 11th. This year presents a singular contrast.

Royal Mail Line - The steamers of the Canadian Navigation Company's Royal Mail Line, wintered here, the Spartan and Corinthian, are receiving "the finishing touches" from the painter's brush, and will be ready to resume trips on the usual route so soon as the ice is clear of the harbour and the St. Lawrence. In the spring of 1871 the first clearance was made on the 22nd of April; it is doubtful if the ice-bridge will have collapsed the present season by that date.

p.4 A Sail Ho! - A schooner with all sail set, standing out from Cleveland harbour toward Detroit was a cheering sight yesterday afternoon, and will doubtless be followed by the immediate opening of local traffic by water between the ports at the western extremity of Lake Erie. [Cleveland Leader 5th]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1872