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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Apr 1856

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p.2 Oswego, April 10th - 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.

Bay of Quinte and River St. Lawrence

Through Freight and Passage Boat

The steamer St. Helen, C.B. Chrysler, Master, will, during the present season, make regular weekly trips from the head of the Bay and Belleville to Montreal, as follows, viz.: Leaving Trenton every Monday morning at 6 o'clock, Belleville the same day at 12 o'clock, and Kingston same evening at 9 o'clock, for Montreal and intermediate ports, arriving in Montreal on Tuesday evening.

Returning - Will leave Montreal for Belleville and Trenton and intermediate ports, every Thursday at 2 o'clock P.M. and Kingston every Saturday morning at 7 o'clock, arriving at Trenton on Saturday evening.

The St. Helen has an upper cabin, and has excellent accommodation for passengers.

For freight or passengers, apply to Henry Pretty, Belleville; Glassford & Farrow, Montreal, or to the Captain on board. Kingston, April 8th.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Apr 1856