p.2 ice damages boat in lock of Lachine Canal. [Montreal Herald of 16th]
canal boat swamped in Lake St. Francis, owned by Henderson, Hooker and Co. [Montreal Herald]
Unprecedented Storm - ...As to the amount of damage done to the shipping, it is difficult in the confusion of the moment, to ascertain. The schooner Tecumseh is on the point of the pier, and will probably be lost. Two vessels, names unknown, are ashore in the bay, south of the light house. Several vessels came in during the height of the gale, sails and spars much injured, and by running foul of other craft in the harbor, have been seriously damaged. The steamboat United States came in during the gale, and was run into by the Com. Perry, both of which were much damaged by the concussion. Several steamboats, the Sandusky, Ohio, Chas. Townsend, Henry Clay, and Sheldon Thompson are aground, and must have sustained more or less injury. The schooner Florida, of Oswego, lies high and dry, about 200 feet upon the beach, near the ship canal. The Benj. Rush is upon one of the docks.... One canal boat, lies partly on the bank of the canal slip, broken through the centre. Schr. Eclipse lost one mast, and Schr. Canadian lost both. The steam boat W.F.P. Taylor, received considerable injury, by being run into by the schr. Helen. [Buffalo Commercial Advert.]
Drowned - On Saturday last, as the Schooner Princess Victoria, of Niagara, on her downward trip, was coming round the lower part of the Island, in front of this Town, in order to get into port, Capt. Sutherland, got upon the bulwarks, as we understand, for the purpose of holding back the boom, when a sudden gust of wind, striking the sail, he was unfortunately precipitated into the river. Before the boat could be got out he sunk. Considerable exertions have been made to find the body, but as yet without success. [Brockville Recorder]
We understand that a serious row took place at the Landing at the head of the Long Sault, on Friday last on board the Black Hawk steamer between some labourers, who came on board, and the crew, in which some of the former were severely injured, and it is said that one man has since died. The quarrel, as we learn, originated in consequence of some of the labourers going down into the fire-room and meddling with a part of the machinery, in defiance of a request to desist. [Brockville Recorder]
p.3 ...The gale of the 1lth appears to have been more disastrous on Lake Erie than on Ontario. At Buffalo especially great damage was sustained. We have given particulars from a Buffalo paper. On Friday evening last we had another furious gale. The schooner Kingston sailed in the morning for Oswego and after proceeding part of the way, came to an anchor. As the gale increased she had to slip her cable, and narrowly escaped shipwreck in returning to this port, losing her best bower anchor and forty fathoms of chain cable. The steam boat Brockville broke from her moorings at Bath, and was driven into the Bay. Both her smoke pipes were blown down, breaking her bulwarks in their fall; but she rode out the gale at anchor with the aid of her engines. The passengers published a card of acknowledgements to the Captain, Mate, and Pilot of the Brockville, for their care and skill during the gale. The Rideau steam boat had a smoke pipe blown down at the wharf during the gale. The Robert Bruce has been towed into Sackett's Harbour.
Rates of Toll given for different sections of the Rideau Canal. [Official Gazette]