The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 20, 1874

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p.2 Opening of Navigation - Last evening between five and six o'clock, the steamer Pierrepont made an attempt to break the ice in the harbour. She managed to work her way up as far as Swift's wharf, but there she encountered some heavy ice, and had to give up. Several of the buckets of her wheels were broken, and they are today being repaired, and another attempt will be made tomorrow. This is three weeks earlier than navigation opened last year, the Pierrepont having crossed to Wolfe Island on the 19th of April last year. In 1872 the navigation began on the 18th March, and in 1871 navigation opened as early as the 16th of March by the Watertown crossing to Cape Vincent.

p.3 Michigan, March 20th - The ice in the Straits of Mackinaw is gradually softening. There is nearly a foot of water on the ice. The steamer Huron made a passage from Bay City to Alpena last night, and found no ice.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 20, 1874