The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), Monday, April 7, 1856

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The Spring-like weather continues, and the snow is going off gradually and favorably. The ice in the harbor is fast wearing away, and there is considerable movement in fitting out vessels. The opening of navigation on Lake Ontario is near at hand, although later than we have ever before known.

We hear nothing from the Welland Canal, which is usually open for the passage of vessels on the 1st of April. According to accounts from above, the navigation of Lake Michigan and the Straits of Mackinaw will be open soon, but it is supposed the ice in Lake Erie will remain to an unusually late period. On the whole the navigation of the lakes this year will be the latest ever known.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), Monday, April 7, 1856