p.2 Burlington Bay - For some days past our bay has been perfectly free from ice, and steam vessels may now come to our wharves in safety. On Saturday last the schooner Minerva, Capt. Zealand, arrived at Mr. Gunn's wharf, and has, we are informed, taken in a cargo for York. Schooners and steam vessels, we presume, might now ply between Port Hamilton, York, Niagara and Cobourg without the least danger of obstruction from ice, or the risk of those storms which usually take place at this season of the year; as it appears the late heavy breezes were the regular equinoctial gales. [Hamilton Mercury, March 20th]
p.3 The Navigation - We know of no obstruction to the free navigation of the Lake and River. The ice still remains in the upper part of the Bay of Quinte; the Britannia steam-boat, however, on Thursday, was able to get up as far as the "Stone Mills." She returned, and started for Prescott, yesterday morning. We hope that this fine boat will receive a liberal patronage, that will more than compensate for her losses last year.
The United States is advertised to commence her regular trips on the 13th of April. She is to touch at Kingston on Mondays as heretofore.
The Kingston steam-boats generally will, we believe, soon be prepared to commence their trips. The forwardness of the navigation is unusual and unexpected, or they would have been ready ere this.
To the Stockholders of the Steam Boat Cobourg - A General Meeting of the Stockholders of the Steamboat Cobourg, will be held at the house of P. Orcutt in Cobourg, on Monday the 5th day of May next, for transacting the business of the Company.
By order, W.S. Conger, Secretary.
Cobourg, March 20th, 1834.