From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.
February 1.—The sound, between Long Island and Connecticut, is almost frozen over in the widest parts; and some persons have passed over from Long Island to Norwalk and other parts in Connecticut on the ice. Wood is brought from Long Island to New York on sleighs. It is almost passable from Powle’s Hook to New York.1
1 New Hampshire Gazette, March 4.