The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1837

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p.1 Military and Commercial Memoir - more on canal (continued from April 1st).

p.2 Prospects of an Early Western Trade - The schooner Dolphin was advertised to leave Cleveland for Detroit on the 20th inst. The Cleveland Gazette of that date says: "The lake above here is as clear of ice as it was in August last."

The Erie Gazette of the 23rd says: "Our harbor is now clear of ice, and the vessels in it are making the necessary preparations for sailing."

The Sandusky Clarion of the 18th says: "the ice in Sandusky bay broke up a week ago. The ship Milwaukie has lain safely at the mouth of the bay, and it is expected it will soon be got off."

Maumee River - The Manhattan Advertiser of the 15th says: "The ice went out of the River and Bay on Monday and Tuesday. We are now ready to receive visitors. In less than a week we shall be able to shake hands commercially with Detroit, Cleveland, and all the intermediates. At least we have all reasonable prospects."

[Buffalo Comm. Advertiser, March 25th]

p.3 letter to Editor proposing that alcoholic beverages be supplied for a "bee" at the waterfront at which able-bodied men will cut the ice away and open up navigation sooner in Kingston harbor.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1837