The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Feb. 25, 1843

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p.2 Our Kingston Correspondence - Feb. 21st: ....This is, perhaps, owing to the medical gentlemen being over at the Dockyard, to witness the launch of the new iron war-steamer Mohawk, which came off at about one o'clock. A channel was cut into the ice off Point Frederick, into which she was safely launched. She draws about two feet water. The company present was not numerous, as no general intimation of the intended ceremony was given. She was originally constructed in England, and sent out to be put up here.

Montreal Gazette, March 23, 1843

p.3 We learn from the Rochester Evening Post, that the different Steamboat Companies on Lake Ontario have completed their arrangements for the ensuing season. The St. Lawrence and Lady of the Lake will form a six day line between Kingston and Niagara, touching at the mouth of the Genesee, and extending one trip each week to Hamilton. The Express, Oneida, and Rochester, will each make three trips a week between Ogdensburgh and Rochester - the two latter extending their trips once a week to Toronto. The American will continue her trips the same as last year; three times a week between Rochester, Cobourg, and Toronto. The Admiral will ply between Niagara, Toronto, Rochester and Kingston, twice a week.

Montreal Gazette, April 29, 1843

p.2 Kingston, 25th April, 1843 - Our harbour is at last open. The Princess Royal, one of the mail packets, started for Toronto yesterday morning between nine and ten. She got entangled in the ice towards Nine-Mile Point, and remained all day endeavouring to get a passage out, which was finally effected towards night. She is the first departure. The first arrival we have had this afternoon, being the American steamboat Oneida, from Ogdensburgh, which encountered a good deal of ice in the River....

We have had two strikes, or attempts at strikes, during the past week. The first was among the Corporation labourers, employed on the works about the new City Hall....

The unemployed sailors, of which, in consequence of the depression in the lumber trade, there are a good many, paraded along the wharves the other day, demanding higher wages, and endeavouring to make the men employed leave the vessels, but in this they have not been able to succeed. The unemployed are not the best hands.

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Feb. 25, 1843