The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 16, 1849

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p.2 Change of Climate - That a gradual but very perceptible change is yearly taking place in the climate of Upper Canada, must be apparent to all who notice such things. This is the 16th day of November. Not only is the day as mild and as warm as the same day would be in England; but up to the present hour not the slightest approach of winter has been visible. All the steamboats are in full motion, all the Canals are open, and there is no talk of the former stopping, or the latter shutting up. Only twenty years ago, the 16th of November was in the midst of a Canadian winter. No steamboat presumed to run after the first of the month, seldom indeed after the 20th of October, and winter vehicles were in constant run upon the roads. At that time the Rideau Canal was about being finished, and among other arguments of its expected usefulness, it was stated, "that a water communication would be kept open between the Ottawa and the St. Lawrence until November." Nowadays, a full month might be added to the prognostication. This gradual change in the climate of Canada is an important fact, deserving of better notice than we have given it.

Port of Kingston.

Nov. 14th - Schr. G. Moffatt, Oakville, 3847 bushels wheat, McPherson & Crane.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Ogdensburgh, sundries.

Str. Niagara, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Schr. R. Susan, Oswego, in ballast, W. McKay.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 16, 1849