The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), March 23, 1844

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p.2 Merchant's Seamen's Society - Capt. C. Burns, President, presents memorial to Governor-General Sir Charles Metcalfe, asking him to be Patron of the Society; he accepts.

p.3 letter to Lachine Canal Contractors from President Killaly, of Board of Works, warning them of possible trouble from canal workers at coming election.

Opening of the Navigation - The navigation of Lake Erie has commenced, a vessel having arrived on the 14th inst. at Buffalo from Detroit. Steamers are plying between Toronto and Niagara, but the ice in the Kingston Harbour stands firm, with the exception of a partial opening in the channel of the river opposite this place. The American channel of the St. Lawrence, we learn, is open.

We would strongly advise shippers of produce at a distance not to be in too great a hurry to send their property to this Port. The Government Canals on the Ottawa River will not be open before the 1st of May, and the forwarders will not be in readiness to receive the produce before that period. We may add that a large portion of the forwarding steamers and barges are at present at the Montreal end of the route, and cannot of course arrive here till after the opening of the Ottawa Canals.

Buffalo, March 16th - A couple of sail vessels cleared for the upper lakes today. One brig takes up 1600 bushels of oats, some salt, and a few casks of bacon....

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), March 23, 1844