The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1848

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p.2 The Lilla - The Lilla has not proceeded to sea. On her arrival at Quebec for outfit and cargo, it was found that by the time these would be complete, the lateness of the season and uncertain character of the weather would place insurance at too high a figure. We fancy now, that the Lilla is on the seaward side of the rapids of the St. Lawrence, she will take an outward cargo in the spring.

Navigation Laws - County of Ottawa wants changes.

p.3 Gale - On Thursday morning, a gale of considerable severity set in from the S.S.W. and continued throughout the day. Two or three vessels in the harbour dragged their anchors, one of which went ashore on Point Frederick, near the Admiralty house, and was, upon the shifting of the wind to the westward, relieved by a force from the dockyard. About noon the American brig Algomah was observed in the offing, running under almost bare poles, making for the anchorage at Four Mile Point, where she came to. The schooner Clyde from Hamilton, soon afterwards came into port, considerably damaged in her fore-rigging. The Chief Justice Robinson, we understand, laden with wheat, went ashore near Presquile, in attempting to make that harbor. This morning another gale set in from the eastward, which will be severely felt at the other end of the lake.

The Bay State - This is the name of another new steamer, which the Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company have brought out, and now lying in this port to be finished for the coming season. - Her dimensions, we believe, are about equal to those of the Cataract, and she looks as though, when done, she would be the gayest craft for running on these waters. She was launched at French Creek. We understand the Company have another steamer on the stocks at Oswego, of the largest class, to be out next season. The company, by their well directed enterprise, are taking their place among the most substantial and successful ones in the country. Their boats are attaining a just celebrity, while their commanders are universally respected as skillful and gentlemanly officers. [Ogdensburg Republican]

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1848