The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1856

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p.2 Oswego, April 26th - The schooner Alice, belonging to Messrs. Doyle & Wallace of Kingston, arrived this morning, being the first arrival this season. The Harbor is now open.

Opening of the Welland Canal - St. Catharines, April 24th - Everything is ready so far as the Canal is concerned for the 25th, the time we stated in a former number. The ice in the lake at Port Colborne is fast up to this date. Port Dalhousie is open. The Captains and those concerned must regulate their movements by the lakes, and may calculate on the Canal with certainty. Owing to the incessant attention of the Superintendent and Overseers on the Canal, we may state that nothing has been left undone calculated to promote trade.

Lake Ontario - The Rochester Union of Monday evening says that the Propeller Kentucky from Toronto, the Schooners Admiral, Carolina and Mary from Coburg, and London from other Canadian port, all put in there after ineffectual efforts to penetrate the ice, which covers the ice to the eastward. The Captain of the London says he followed the western edge of the ice nearly across the lake, from the Canadian shore to Sodus, without being able to discover an opening by the aid of a glass from the mast head. Two miles off Sodus, he found ice five feet thick. The western part of the lake, to a point twenty miles east of Genesee river, is entirely clear of ice.

Imports - April 25th - Steamer Napier, Cape Vincent, (gen. cargo)

ad for Royal Mail Steamer Passport, Capt. Harbottle, for Toronto and Hamilton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1856