The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1872

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p.2 Launching - The new propeller China, approacing completion at Power's Marine Railway, will be launched on Saturday next. The propeller Indian, rebuilt, will be launched tomorrow. Shipbuilding has never been more active in this city than during the past winter and at present.

Name On the Boat - Now that the business of painting up vessels is being carried out vessel men would find it money and labour saved to have the name of the vessel painted also on the small boat. In the event of its getting adrift it would be the more easily recovered.

Opening of Navigation - The warm weather of the past week took a deep and telling affect on the ice. It remained for the heavy gale of last night to complete its destruction in this locality, as this morning the lake was nearly clear, and open for a considerable distance. Inside the Martello Tower and between Point Frederick and the Cataraqui Bridge the ice still holds out, but it has become so porous and rotten that in a day or two it will be entirely demolished or driven by a north wind down the St. Lawrence. The steamer Pierrepont made several trips to and from Wolfe Island yesterday and today, the little tug Davis started from the foot of William street yesterday for Cape Vincent with a cargo of fish, and the Watertown made a successful passage today to and from the same place. Navigation may therefore be considered fully opened; crafts at other ports awaiting an opportunity to sail and enter here, can commence the voyage at once.

p.3 From Port Colborne, April 22nd - The Northern Transportation Company's propeller City of Toledo, arrived at 5 p.m. yesterday from Detroit - four hours behind time. She came through ten miles of ice, and the captain says there is a large quantity of ice in the lake. The propellers City of Concord and St. Albans started out this morning, making some progress through the ice. The propeller Mary Ward starts at noon. The ice appears to be a little stronger after the frost last night. Vessels are starting down the canal this morning.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1872