The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1835

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p.3 Nine shares of the Ottawa and Rideau Company's stock sold for £24 each. [Montreal Herald]

By the kindness of a correspondent at Port Rowan we are informed that the Gale of the 11th had been very severely felt there. Long Point Bay, to use our correspondent's terms, was swept as with the beam of destruction. The piers at Long Point Cut were all carried away; vessels were drawn from their anchorage; the Lark went in the marsh, the Digby dragged her anchor nearly two miles, their own wharf was taken off with wind. The fishermen on Rushy Island had all to eight men (sic) left the Island for fear of wind; four of them rode out the storm in an old scow moored with two large anchors, the others were driven into the Lake with a small skiff without oars, no doubt but they are lost. £3000 would not repair the loss. The water rose seven feet. [Hamilton Gazette]

About six o'clock on Friday evening last a sudden and violent squall of wind arose, which for some time threatened serious injury to the vessels in the bay at this place. The Steamer Transit was on her way in from Niagara, and after having cleared the point and entered the bay was, notwithstanding the utmost efforts of her experienced and skilful commander, Capt. Richardson, driven aground. We are happy to state that she has been got off again without sustaining any damage.

During the squall a young man, who had come down from Hamilton on board the Britannia, while stepping ashore, was blown off the plank by a violent gust of wind, and was drowned. The body was found on Saturday morning. [Toronto Guardian]

Our schooners, steam-boats and barges have taken up their winter quarters, with the exception of the Bay boats, which are still running.

It is stated that 13 schooners and 150 lives have been lost on Lakes Ontario and Erie, by the gale of the 1lth ult.


The Subscriber would contract for from 500 to 1000 cords of Steam Boat Wood, to be delivered on the end of Point Traverse at the opening of the navigation.

The place forms an excellent harbour, with sufficient depth of water to admit any of the lake boats, and is immediately on the route from Kingston to Toronto.


Marysburgh, 30th November, 1835.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1835