The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), March 16, 1842

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p.2 Opening of Navigation - From the continued mildness of the weather every reason to suppose that the navigation to open unusually early this season. The Steamer Transit, Captain Richardson, has been plying from Toronto to Niagara since the first of . A Schooner left the Harbor of Oswego for Fort Ontario, and the navigation of Lake Erie is open, a Steamer having already Buffalo from Detroit.

The ice still lingers in the Bay and River in front of this Town, though in a very decayed . The Channel of the St. Lawrence, however, a little below Point Henry, and the Lake understand is free of ice so far down as Collins Bay, within seven miles of Kingston.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), March 16, 1842