The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1872

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p.1 Western Marine - Port of Toledo - Cleared; sch. Guiding Star ashore at Morgan's Pt. near Welland Canal, pulled off by tugs and now in Detroit River.

p.2 Coming - the mosquito fleet; the water was let into the Rideau Canal last evening.

-The Harbor - ice still blocks the harbor for miles out but steamers can come and go by upper gap. -

-Harbor Improvement - a letter to editor - the Minister of Public Works is to contribute to improvement of Toronto harbor - why not Kingston's?

-Garden Island - May 2 - B.W. Folger , Peerless and bark Malta unloading.

-ad for str. Rochester - for Picton, Belleville and intermediate ports, R. Crawford, master.

p.3 There will be broken China on the lake if ever the new propeller gets aground or collides. She will naturally be liable to crack. She is a crack boat, any way.

-Arrivals of Wheat - arrival of 4 vessels at Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf.

-A Feat - str. Wellington towed 5 of Calvin & Breck's fleet through ice to Hamilton.

-Port Colborne - 13 vessels blocked in by 5 miles of ice.

-An Iceberg - a field of ice grounded in 14' of water at Garden Island.

-Arrivals - Osprey and Indian from Hamilton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1872