p.3 Marine Notes
The season of navigation may be said to be over, although there are still a few vessels still out on the lake. A considerable quantity of ice has been formed on the lake beyond the Ducks, but it is not sufficiently strong to prevent entrance to the harbour.
The schooner E.G. Benedict arrived this morning from Oswego with a general cargo. She left several Kingston vessels in that port afraid to venture out.
The steamer Pierrepont left this afternoon with a schooner in tow for Belleville. Should she make her way in there, she will call at Picton on the downward trip, and take on 400 sheep for Cape Vincent.
The harbour is still quite open with the exception of a small quantity of ice in some of the slips. Below the bridge the ice is quite thick, and will soon be fit for skating.
The steamer Picton and Empress of India have been laid up for the past two weeks, and accordingly winter here. The Alexandra is being stripped of her furniture, etc., and will proceed hither to Mill Point or Kingston, preparatory to being hauled out and repaired during the winter. The Norfolk, Shannon, America and Utica, are still on their respective routes, and will probably continue running until the final closing up of navigation. The Rochester came in on Tuesday last, and remained here until Thursday afternoon, taking a load of sheep and cattle for Cape Vincent. This will be her last trip for the season. [Picton Gazette]