The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1862

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p.2 Opening of Navigation - Kingston, at length, is open so far so as to enable the steamer Pierrepont to take over to Cape Vincent a load of cattle. The Bowmanville is also on the move, and the Colonist is to go up the lake tomorrow. The harbor is still very full of very thick ice.

-Notice - All vessels arriving at Oswego from foreign ports must be entered at Custom House before discharging.

-The St. Lawrence Open - props Buckeye, Cleveland and Akron arrived at Ogdensburgh.

-Ashore - prop. Pocahontas,from Toledo to Buffalo, is ashore on Long Point. [Buffalo Express]

-Forcing the Way - prop City of Madison in ice in River St. Clair. [Detroit Free Press]

-Arrivals at Detroit - tug Despatch arrives with Mohegan and schooner A. Shade. [ibid]

-For Ogdensburgh - prop. Bay State to Toledo to finish out her cargo for Ogdensburgh.

-St. Clair River Blocked by Ice - steamer Sea Bird attempted to reach Port Huron. [Detroit Tribune]

-3 grain vessels have shipped crew at $25 per month. [ibid]

-Latest From Straits - still plenty of ice. [Chicago Times 8th]

-Port Colborne Open - brig Banner and 4 others sailed for Detroit; had to cut channel through ice.

-Freights - rates not yet established. [Detroit Tribune 5th]

-The American Line of Steamers - between Toronto and Montreal will consist of the Ontario, Cataract, Bay State, Napoleon and Welland; Napoleon is a new vessel and with Welland will run from Ogdensburgh to Montreal.

-The Desjardins Canal - finances discussed.

-Lake Transportation - Northern Transportation Company to run props Akron, Buckeye, Bay State, Cleveland, Empire, Granite State, Jefferson, Michigan, Ogdensburg, Ontario, Prairie State, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Young America - fitted up for both freight and passengers. [Os. Times]

-sch. Nicaragua at Port Dalhousie - first of season. [St. Cath. Journal]

-Seamen's Wages - to be paid $1.00 a day for round trip or $1.25 for run down. [Chicago Tribune]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1862