The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1848

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p.2 Most Last Words - We shall never leave off chronicling the close of navigation. The U.S. lake steamer Niagara makes her last trip today to Ogdensburgh, then and there to lie up. But she may make another trip. The City of Toronto made her last trip up the lake on Thursday, but she may come down again, although her agent says she won't. The Lord Elgin is hourly expected, directly from Montreal, but she may not arrive. If she do, it will be the greatest feat of modern river navigation, for today is the ninth of December. Thus, so far from being enabled to say to our distant readers that navigation for the season is ended, we leave everything in doubt and uncertainty.

p.3 The Wharf - It is a positive relief to us, (and must also be to our readers,) to be able to praise the Cobourg Harbour Company. They have taken our hint, and have furnished the end of the pier with an excellent guard composed of chains and posts, so that, in future, it will be almost impossible for accidents to happen. All praise then to those members of the Harbour Company who reside in Cobourg; were the whole establishment in their hands, we should not long have to moan over an insufficient Harbour. [Cobourg Star]

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, but 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 Presque Isle, in attempting to make that harbour. This morning another gale set in from the eastward, which will be severely felt at the other end of the lake. [News]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1848