The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 8, 1878

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p.3 Ice Cutting - Captain Dick informs us that today he has been enabled to get half a load of ice for the White Oak, of first class quality, averaging 20 inches in thickness, from under the guards of the Magnet. We are also informed that some person is cutting ice in the slip at the foot of William St. right over the mouths of the drains in that vicinity. This may be dangerous to health and should be put a stop to.

Marine News

The tug Traveller has been got ready for work in a hurry, and this morning was prepared to do any wrecking that might be required.

The schooners R. Gaskin and Prince Alfred are loading ice at Wolfe Island, where it is said to be pretty good. The cargoes have been sold at Toledo.

Several vessels lying in Grand River, Ont., have commenced fitting out.

The new steam fog horn recently erected upon the north harbour pier at Milwaukee was sounded for the first time Saturday evening.

At Chicago the schooners S.G. Andrews and George Steele are undergoing thorough rebuilds.

The ice has largely disappeared from Lake Champlain. For the first time in many years the broad lake has not frozen over.

The Detroit Post says the schooner Susan C. cleared for Lake Erie on Thursday. She has on board three submarine divers, and the object of her voyage is a profound secret.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 8, 1878