The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1877

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p.3 Marine Notes

Navigation is now fully opened, the small schooner Highland Beauty having arrived from Napanee on Saturday evening. Big Bay was found to be clear. The opening of navigation has taken place eleven days earlier than last year, when the first arrival, which was that of the steamer Norfolk, took place on April 25th. The owners of vessels in port are "making haste slowly" in their work of preparation for the commencementof business. There is no occasion for hurry, as trade is exceedingly dull here and prospects elsewhere are not encouraging. The small scow Saucy Tom arrived here yesterday afternoon. The schooner Highland Beauty is loading lumber at Sutherland's wharf. [Belleville Intelligencer]

Launches - The steamer Rochester and Mr. Allan Gilmour's yacht were launched at Portsmouth today. The yacht is one of the finest specimens of naval architecture ever launched in this vicinity.

Water was let into the Welland Canal yesterday and vessels will immediately commence locking down and up.

Toronto, April 18th - The water in the Bay is fifteen inches shallower than this time last year. Sailors are engaging at $20 per month. Rates for square timber from Toronto to Collinsby or Garden Island are $22.50 to $25 per thousand cubic feet of elm and $20 for pine. The hopes of vessel owners are brightening a little, they consider the out-look not quite so black as appeared a week or two ago.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1877