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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1856

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p.2 Burlington Bay is nearly clear of ice, and some of the boats will probably commence running in a few days. The harbor of Toronto is entirely free from ice, and the Chief Justice is making her regular trips. On the opposite side of the Lake, the most of the harbors are open. Lake Michigan is open, steamers having commenced their daily trips between Chicago and Milwaukee on Tuesday. Lake Erie is still impeded, whilst the Detroit River is perfectly clear. The Peerless, we understand, is to be placed on the route between this port and Toronto.

Navigation Open To Detroit - Steamer May Queen Arrived - At noon today, this pioneer of two seasons entered the harbor from Detroit. She left Detroit yesterday, came down to Malden, and left there this morning, and coming by the north passage she encountered no ice though some was seen off towards the Maumee Bay and along the Canadian shore, extending to within a few miles of this port. [Cleveland Herald April 16th]

Arrivals From Toronto and Hamilton - The Europa, Capt. Murdock, came down from Toronto yesterday noontime; and the Magnet and Arabian came down also, the Arabian late in the afternoon, and the Magnet this morning. The Europa goes up this day at noon.

Imports - April 22nd - Steamer Napier, Cape Vincent, (gen. cargo)

April 23rd - Per Schooner J. Morton, Cape Vincent, 19 tons sheet iron, Walker & Berry; 1 cultivator, R. Gillespie.

Exports - April 22nd - Schooner Alice, Oswego, 10,000 feet sawed lumber.

Steamboat Notice - The steamer Europa, Capt. Murdoch, will leave Putnam's Wharf, foot of Princess street, for Toronto and Hamilton, at 12 o'clock noon, this day. April 24th.

The Steamer Bay of Quinte, F.A. Carroll, Master, will (ice permitting) leave for Picton, Belleville and intermediate ports, on Saturday morning next, at 8 o'clock. 23rd April.

Notice - Sir Charles Napier for Cape Vincent at 9 a.m. April 24th

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1856