The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1840

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p.2 Daring Intrepidity - man crosses Lake Huron from Michigan to Goderich in open canoe (70 miles in 9 hours). [Canada Inquirer]

The Close of the Navigation - The navigation of the Rideau Canal is closed for the season - the water being let off several days since. We learn that there are no less than 70 Barges frozen up on the route between Kingston and Montreal. The Lake steamers are all laid up in their winter quarters. The Niagara being the last out, arrived here last evening from Toronto, and proceeds to Prescott, where she is to remain for the winter. The navigation of the Bay of Quinte is also closed - the ice having formed on the upper portions of the Bay some time since. The Brockville is still on the route from this place to Dickinson's Landing - and the Albion has lately been plying between Kingston and Prescott. The steamers on the south side of the Lake have been laid up a fortnight ago. That useful class of vessels, the Schooners, are still moving upon the face of the waters - and will probably continue to do so for some time.

The Ottawa Company have purchased the Hamilton steamer from Mr. Prentiss. She is to undergo thorough repairs, and to be placed on the river route between Kingston and Montreal.

The Schooner William Cayley, of 140 tons, lately launched at Chippewa by the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company, has also been purchased by the Ottawa Company.

Nothwithstanding the activity of the Forwarders during the business season just closed, we learn that a large quantity of produce en route for Lower Canada, still remains at this port.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1840