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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 28, 1851

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p.2 The Gale - After a storm of wind and rain from the south-east of 36 hours duration, the wind changed on Saturday morning and blew a gale all day from the west. The blow has been severe on Lake Ontario, and some apprehension is felt for the safety of vessels. The only accident known to have occurred at the present writing, is that of the brig Empire, noticed in another place. A note, dated at Charlotte, Nov. 21st, says the Light House on the end of the pier at the mouth of Genesee River, was washed away on Friday morning about eight o'clock, and also some thirty or forty feet of the west pier. The storm at the time was severe from the north-east. [Oswego Times]

The Close of the Navigation - ....Yesterday four large steamers, loaded with flour, were reported fast in the ice of the Beauharnois Canal.....The canals may all be said to be closed.

[Montreal Herald]

We learn from a telegraph despatch that the schooner Scotia, with 5700 bushels wheat from Cleveland bound to Oswego, was run into by the brig Quebec on the morning of the 20th instant, and sunk off Conneaut, on Lake Erie. The Scotia's cargo was insured in the North Western Office.


25th - Barque Pathfinder, Clayton, in ballast.

Barge Belfast, Montreal, 603 bars railroad iron, Macpherson & Crane.

Barge Western, do., 1013 bars railroad iron, Macpherson & Crane.

Barge Cleveland, do., 829 bars railroad iron, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Novelty, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Barge Eclipse, Quebec, 253 tons pig iron, John Fraser.

Schr. Sarah & Cornelia, do., 100 tons pig iron, 10 tons coal, 10 tons salt, Calvin & Cook.

Str. Niagara, Oswego, mixed cargo.


25th - Schr. H.H. Sizer, Dunkirk and Cleveland, 1547 bars railroad iron.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

26th - Brig Champlain, Oswego, 20 bbls. tallow.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 28, 1851