The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1849


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p.2 A Miniature Sea-Serpent - We have been informed, not by an actual eye-witness, but by one on whose word we can rely, that one day last week, as the Schooner Enterprise was coming up Big Bay, a snake described as being some 12 feet in length, and having a large head, which was elevated a couple of feet above the water, was discovered by the Captain following in the wake of the vessel, at a fast rate, and finally passed her, in sight of the crew on board, and also of two individuals residing in town, who were in a small boat in tow of the schooner. We have frequently heard of snakes being seen in the Bay, but never before of the size here described. If any think the story "fishy," they are referred to the eye-witnesses, who watched the "marine monster" until it was out of sight; his snake ships appearance in these waters, and apparent haste, have given rise to various conjectures, - amongst others, that as Free Navigation is about to be introduced, he was on a tour of inspection to report the feasibility of cutting a canal, in order to unite the waters of the Bay and Lake. [Hastings ? Chronicle]

Time for Closing Erie Canal Extended - from Dec. 1st to Dec. 5th.

p.3 H.M.S. Cherokee - This armed steam vessel, Lt. Davis, Commander, returned to her winter moorings in Navy Bay, on Friday evening.

Port of Kingston.

Nov. 23rd - Propeller Earl Cathcart, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Nov. 24th - Schr. Highland Chief, Darlington, 92 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson; 322 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; 144 bbls. flour, 22 bbls. pork, H. & S. Jones & Co.; 101 bbls. flour, 50 bbls. pork, Quebec Forwarding Co.; 46 bbls. oatmeal, 50 bags do., 1 bbl. pot barley, M.A. Orme.


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Date of Original:
Nov. 26, 1849
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KN.5834
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1849