The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 13, 1833

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p.2 It is with pleasure we are enabled to corroborate a statement that appears in the last Montreal Gazette, and a similar one which we copy from the Brockville Recorder, that the whole of the Rideau Canal will be navigable by the 20th May. We have conversed with a gentleman who has visited the principal points on the Canal, who assures us that any immaterial repairs which may be undertaken will not retard the passage of boats longer than the period above mentioned. [Kingston Chronicle]

There is little or no ice in the bay in front of our town; but loose and detached pieces still block up the way near the shore of the opposite island, and forms a barrier, extending from the two points to the Isle Tanti and the mainland. With this exception, we know of no other obstruction to the navigation, from Prescott to the Lake. Our sailing craft are prepared for active service, and in a day or two, we may expect to see again those once wonderful but now common and useful conveyances, "that walk the water like a thing of life," swiftly gliding around our harbour, to add to the bustle and business of the town. [Kingston Chronicle]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 13, 1833