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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1846

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p.2 The storm which passed over this city on Friday evening last, seems to have been felt elsewhere in great violence.... The steamer St. Lawrence, which left this port at 5 o'clock, encountered the terrible squall with which the storm burst upon us, and had a narrow escape. The following is from the Rochester Advertiser:

On Friday evening, as the St. Lawrence was between Sackett's Harbor and Kingston on her upward trip, she was struck by a "White Squall," which came near capsizing her before she could be brought to face the gale. The passengers on board describe the scene as truly terrific. The boat was thrown upon her beam ends the instant that the squall struck her, and the passengers expected she would speedily fill. It was with great difficulty that she was righted. The crockery and other fragile articles were broken into fragments. The crew of the St. Lawrence say they never saw so violent a gale on the lakes. The same boat encountered a similar, but less severe gale as she was coming into our port, and narrowly escaped being dashed against the pier.

p.3 Victoria Fire Company - Excursion to Belleville on steamer Prince Albert; to raise money to pay for new fire engine.

News Marine List.

Port of Kingston - Arrived.

July 7th - Schr. Nelson, Toronto, 11,000 Bricks; Sloop Eliza, Toronto, 13,000 Bricks; Schr. Mary Ann, Toronto, 15,000 Bricks; Schr. Henrietta, Antrim, 8500 Staves, 173 bbls. Flour.

July 8th - Brig. Lilla, 191 pcs. Oak; Schr. Peacock, Windsor, ---; Prop. Adventure, Humber, 900 bbls. Flour.

July 9th - Schr. Sophia, 2566 bush. Wheat, 383 bbls. Flour; Schr. Durham, Clayton; Schr. Columbia, Cleveland, 878 bbls. Pork, 225 bbls. Flour.

July 10th - Schr. Britania, 278 bbls. Flour, 15 bbls. Ashes.

July 11th - Schr. Queen Victoria, Port Dalhousie, 137 pcs. Oak; Schr. C.P. Thompson, Port Stanley, Staves & Lumber; Prop. London, Humber, 900 bbls. Flour; Schr. Hannah Counter, Port Dalhousie, 83 pcs. Lumber; Schr. Shamrock, Port Dover, 10,050 Staves, 929 bbls. Flour, 73 pcs. Headings; Schr. Mayflower, Burwell, 19,900 Staves; Schr. J. Woodburn, Hamilton, Staves, 1045 bbls. Flour, 5 do. Ashes; Schr. Olive Branch, Nottawasaga, 644 bbls. Flour; Schr. Merchant Miller, St. Catherines, 1136 bbls. Flour; Schr. Princess Victoria, Hamilton, 791 bbls. Flour; Bark Grampus, Port Dalhousie, 278 pcs. Oak; Schr. Edith, Port Hope, 5538 bush. Wheat, 24 bbls. Whisky.

July 13th - Schr. A. Gage, St. Catherines, 2015 bush. Wheat; Schr. Albion, Catfish Creek, 19,000 W.I., 2000 pipe Staves; Schr. Brothers, Whitby, 14 bbls. Ashes, 566 bbls. Flour; Schr. Dumfries, St. Catherines, 1509 bbls. Flour; Schr. William Penn, Trafalgar, 129 pcs. Oak; Schr. Perry, Port Hope, 803 bbls. Flour; Schr. Maid, Humber, 909 bbls. Flour; Schr. Star, Rochester, 261 bbls. Flour.

July 14th - Schr. Prince of Wales, Windsor, 682 bbls. Flour, 16,000 W.I., 806 pipe Staves, 816 bush. Wheat; Schr. C.J. Robinson, St. Catherines, 1458 bbls. Flour.

July 15th - Schr. Elizabeth, St. Clair, 5000 Standard Staves; Schr. Louise, Lake Erie, 11673 Staves; Schr. Waterloo, Hamilton, 1360 bbls. Flour; Schr. Scotia, Sydenham, 5585 pipe Staves; Prop. Adventure, Toronto, 1000 bbls. Flour; Schr. Minerva Cook, Stoney Creek, 95 pcs. Oak.

July 16th - Schr. Almeida, Chatham, 11,000 Standard Staves; Schr. Juno, Chatham, 8,000 Staves.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1846