The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 18, 1848

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p.3 The Season - The close of navigation is at hand. The Lake Steamers, both British and American, have discontinued their regular trips. They still make trips, and may make many, ere they finally lay up, but there is no regular period for their arrivals and departures. The River boats run down as far as the Coteau, and will continue to do so, while any business remains to be done, and the river is open. The same may be said of the Bay of Quinte boats. The Rideau Canal is closed we believe; that is to say the ice formed during the recent cold weather has proved too strong to allow the navigation to be re-opened. This is but heresay. The closing of the navigation for the year 1848 has been earlier than for many years past.

Lighthouse At Port Dover Destroyed By Fire - We learn that on the evening of Sunday, the 5th instant, the Light-House at Port Dover was destroyed by fire - by what means we are as yet uninformed. "The Light-house keeper," says a Buffalo paper, "as the best substitute in his power, has hoisted two globe lamps, on a pole, which will be all the light that will be seen during the present season."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 18, 1848