p.2 Notes of a Field Officer in Expedition to Point Pelee Island - mentions depredations of the invaders. "They moreover carried off the reflectors and lamps of her Majesty's light-house on the Island."
The steamer Dolphin which has lain in the ice about three miles below Gananoque, during the winter, was cut out, and brought down to Brockville on Saturday last, where she now lies undergoing repairs. - She will not be in readiness to run before the middle of the present month.
The Sir Robert Peel has been thoroughly repaired, and her engines much improved, it is expected her speed will be greatly increased, she will shortly resume her regular trips from this to the Head of the Lake. [Prescott Sentinel, April 5th]
The launch of Mr. Lockport's splendid new Steamboat, Queen Victoria, took place at Niagara, on Tuesday last, in presence of an immense concourse of people. We understand that this Boat is elegantly built, and surpasses in model any hitherto launched in the inland seas of America, which reflects great credit on the builder, Mr. Gilkinson. We have also been informed that this fine Boat is to be commanded by Capt. Thomas Dick, late of the Experiment, and that she is intended for the head of the Lake trade. [Colonist April 5th]
p.3 The navigation has been open now for several days. The upper part of our harbour was clear of ice on Wednesday last, and the whole of it was clear on Saturday. On Wednesday the Traveller started for Toronto, having been laid up just ten weeks, for no longer has our harbour been closed this season. On the 21st of January, the Traveller started from this Port for Toronto, but could get no farther than the Gap, and she came back again. On the 3d of April she left her winter quarters, and next day went to Toronto.
The Steamer Wm. IV came up from Prescott on Saturday evening, and left next morning for the head of the Lake.
Two schooners also left this Port on Saturday.
The St. George has been hauled upon the Railway for some repairs.
The Kingston leaves here for Prescott tomorrow morning.
First Arrival at Buffalo - The season for steamboat navigation has commenced on Lake Erie. On the 2nd instant, 2 steamboats arrived at Buffalo from Detroit...[N.Y. Commercial Advertiser]