The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1850


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GALES ON THE LAKE.

GREAT DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.

Buffalo, Sept. 4th, 1850.

On Friday night last a terrible gale sprang up on Lake Michigan, which continued during Saturday, causing great damage to shipping, etc. The gale was accompanied by heavy rains, nearly flooding the whole country of Illinois and Wisconsin. The brig Flora is ashore one mile south of Chicago, and full of water, with a cargo of 1600 bushels of wheat, which will be a total loss. The vessel is much injured. Both were owned and fully insured in this city. The schooners Geo. C. Crew and Geo. Watson are reported ashore near Calumet. They are lumber vessels. The Chicago Tribune of Monday contains the following:- The brig C. Blein is reported ashore between this place and Michigan city, with a cargo of wheat and corn. The schooners N.C. Walton and Gen. Thornton are ashore near Calumet, the latter bottom up, and it is feared the crew are lost. The brig Mohegan is ashore below, cargo unknown. The schooner Charles Howard loaded with lumber ran against the pier at Racine and sunk. The brig Maurice capsized but the crew were saved. The Captain of the Mechanic reports that while lying to, during the storm on Saturday, a man clinging to a spar passed to windward, waving his hat. The John C. Spencer, lumber vessel, is rumoured ashore somewhere south and all hands lost. The schooner James McKay is ashore at New Buffalo; about 50 feet of the pier at that place was carried away by the gale. Steamer J.D. Morton towed in 2 vessels, in a disabled condition, from the head of the Lake, names not given. At Milwaukie the gale was equally severe. Steamer Sultana, propeller Monticello and several vessels endeavored to enter the harbor, but they being unsuccessful, anchored in the bay, where they rode out the gale in safety. The schooner Churubusco went ashore south of government pier. The Susan Drew from Chicago, went ashore inside the pier. It is feared that much more damage has been done on the Lake and to the crops. We hear of disasters as yet on Lake Erie.

RIVER MAIL LINE OF STEAMERS.

A change for the better has taken place recently on the River Route. The new Highlander which has been getting ready all the summer, has at length taken the place of her popular predecessor, the old Highlander of famous memory. She is a very handsome vessel, of the largest size the Canal Locks will pass, and is well provided with Staterooms and other indispensible modern conveniences. She is commanded by that popular gentleman, Capt. Stearns, who leaves the Lord Elgin, to assume charge of the Highlander, with which he has been so long identified. The Highlander is a twelve mile an hour boat, nearly of the same speed of her old namesake. The Lord Elgin, which met with an accident a few days ago, will be again in her wanted place by Monday next. Capt. O'Connor, now of the Canada, takes command of her. The Ottawa, Capt. Lawless, makes the third vessel of the River Line, which we should be happy to see augmented by the addition of that fine vessel, now laid up, the New Era, Capt. Maxwell. The Canada leaves the Line entirely.

Kingston Imports.

Sept. 11th - Str. Northerner, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Bay State, Ogdensburgh, in ballast.

Sept. 12th - Schr. Almeda, St. Catherines, 1500 bbls. flour, D. McIntosh.

Exports

Sept. 11th - Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Canton, Cleveland, 1650 bars railway iron, Columbus Railroad.

Sept. 12th - Schr. William Black, Cleveland, 1419 bars railroad iron, Columbus Railroad; 93 bundles hoop iron, T. Anderson.

Str. Bay State, Sacket's Harbor, passengers and baggage.

1850

RIDEAU & OTTAWA ROUTE.

The Steamers Prince Albert, Capt. Friel, and Beaver, Capt. Fenwick, (commencing on the opening of the navigation,) will run as follows between Bytown and Kingston:-

STEAMER PRINCE ALBERT,

DOWNWARDS.

Leaving

Kingston on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 o'clock, p.m.

Upper Brewer's do. do. 7 do.

Jones' Falls do. do. 10 do.

Isthmus do. do. 12 night.

Oliver's Ferry Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3 a.m.

Smith's Falls do. do. 5 do.

Kilmarnock do. do. 7 do.

Merrickville do. do. 8 do.

Burritt's do. do. 11 1/2 do.

Long Island do. do. 2 p.m.

Arriving

at Bytown Wednesdays and Saturdays 5 p.m.

UPWARDS.

Leaving

Bytown Monday and Thursday mornings at 7 o'clock.

Long Island " " 10 a.m.

Beckett's " " 12 1/2 p.m.

Burritt's " " 2 p.m.

Merrickville " " 5 p.m.

Kilmarnock " " 6 p.m.

Smith's Falls " " 8 p.m.

Oliver's Ferry " " 10 p.m.

Isthmus, Tuesdays and Fridays 1 a.m.

Jones' Falls " " 3 a.m.

Upper Brewer's " " 6 a.m.

Arriving

At Kingston Wednesdays and Saturdays (sic) 10 a.m.

STEAMER BEAVER

DOWNWARDS.

Leaving

Kingston Mondays and Thursdays at 3 o'clock, p.m.

Upper Brewer's do. do. 7 do.

Jones' Falls do. do. 10 do.

Isthmus do. do. 12 night.

Oliver's Ferry Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 a.m.

Smith's Falls do. do. 5 do.

Kilmarnock do. do. 7 do.

Merrickville do. do. 8 do.

Burritt's do. do. 10 do.

Beckett's do. do. 11 1/2 do.

Long Island do. do. 2 p.m.

Arriving

at Bytown Tuesdays and Fridays 5 p.m.

UPWARDS.

Leaving

Bytown Wednesdays and Saturdays mornings at 7 o'clock.

Long Island " " 10 a.m.

Beckett's " " 12 1/2 p.m.

Burritt's " " 2 p.m.

Merrickville " " 5 p.m.

Kilmarnock " " 6 p.m.

Smith's Falls " " 8 p.m.

Oliver's Ferry " " 10 p.m.

Isthmus, Thursdays and Sundays 1 a.m.

Jones' Falls " " 3 a.m.

Upper Brewer's " " 6 a.m.

Arriving at

Kingston Thursdays and Sundays 10 a.m.

By this arrangement, passengers leaving Montreal on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, will get a boat from Bytown the following morning. Those leaving on Saturdays will spend Sunday in Bytown, and leave the Monday morning with the Prince Albert. Passengers by either of these steamers will arrive at Kingston in time to take the Lake, Bay or American Steamers the same day; those downwards, may take the Phoenix for Montreal the morning after arrival in Bytown. Passengers for the St. Lawrence arrive at Beckett's in time to go to Prescott by day light, and those from Prescott can leave in the morning and meet the steamer at Beckett's. For Freight or passage apply to the Captains on board, or for the Beaver to McPherson & Crane, Kingston & Bytown.

For the Prince Albert to Edward Smith, Esq., Bytown, or to H. McLennan, Kingston.

September 13th, 1850.


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Date of Original:
Sept. 13, 1850
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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1850