The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1872

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p.2 Navigation - passengers and mail travelling between Kingston and Cape Vincent using ice boats; ..."The boats are propelled in the water, and upon the ice are drawn by hand, runners being attached to the bottom, which cause them to slide very easily. In crossing, when the boat comes to the ice, the gentlemen passengers all get out and bear a hand in helping to propel it, the ladies retaining their seats; arriving at the water again all embark, and so on to the end of the journey. When large bodies of ice are moving this mode of travel is attended with considerable danger..."

New Arrangements - The Watertown Times "learns that during the coming season a daily boat will leave Cape Vincent upon the arrival of the morning train, for Clayton, Alexandria Bay and Gananoque, returning to the Cape in time for the evening train. A steamer will also make tri-weekly trips between Belleville and the Cape. These facilities, besides the regular ferry to Kingston, it is believed, will afford ample means of transit for the travelling public."

p.4 Welland Canal to open on 22nd.

-The Picton Gazette says - Would it not be a good arrangement for Messrs. McCuaig and Gildersleeve to coalesce in their spring and summer steamboat arrangements and form a daily line from Belleville to Oswego and vice versa. The Picton - with her new saloon - and the Rochester, would not fail to build up this route and create a large travel. We would then have the best arrangements, in our estimation, that could be made, viz: - A daily line from Belleville to Oswego and vice versa, touching at all the bay ports each way; from Picton to Napanee, Belleville and the upper bay ports and vice versa; in addition to the Montreal steamer, which leaves Trenton on Monday and returns to that city on Saturday. What say our steamboat men?

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1872