The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 23, 1872

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p.2 The Navigation - The harbour is now almost entirely clear of ice, the brisk gale of yesterday afternoon driving the huge floating blocks down the St. Lawrence completely out of sight. The steamer Watertown reported today to have seen the tug Davis, laden with fish, stuck hard and fast three miles from clear water. Assistance will be sent to her immediately. The tug H.M. Mixer went out yesterday to test her machinery, and when off Garden Island she was caught in the current and floating ice and was carried down the river for quite a distance before being able to steam ahead and reach her dock. The Watertown and Pierrepont make regular trips daily to and from Cape Vincent and the Islands. The tug Hiram A. Calvin crossed over from Garden Island to do service at the Marine Railway.

Accident to Watertown - This steamer, we learn just going to press, met with an accident today on her trip to Cape Vincent. She is thought to have gone to the assistance of the tug Davis and got stuck. Her wheel or wheels, too, are supposed to be broken.

From Port Ryerse, April 23rd - The steamer Georgian arrived this morning from Port Stanley. She encountered large quantities of ice outside. She will clear for Montreal.

From Port Colborne, April 23rd - A Northern Transportation Company's propeller and the tug Robb stuck in ice about about three miles out. Since last night they appear to have made no progress. The ice is stronger this morning with the frost of last night, and the wind driving it closer together. Captains of outward bound boats say that they will have to wait for soft weather before they can leave.

p.3 Customs Imports - 22nd - str. Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 23, 1872