p.2 The prevalence of the storm yesterday and its continuance today prevented the launching of Calvin & Breck's schooner, the Oriental, at Garden Island. She will be launched on Saturday if the weather permits. The Oriental is one of the largest class of vessels suitable to the canals.
The Storm - A severe gale of wind from the south has been blowing all night, and continues with equal violence today. As far as the eye can see up the lake or down the river the white caps are visible, furiously buffetted by the wind. The steamer Magnet which should have passed down this morning had not been able to leave Toronto up a late hour today, and the Champiopn which arrived here during the night still remains in port. The American steamer Ontario came into port this morning instead of last night, where she remained during the day waiting the cessation of the gale, and the steamer Huron, bound upwards, was also detained for the same reason. The schooner Lafayette Cook cast anchor during the night off Cedar Island, and still remains back of the Island, whether she has drifted, dragging her anchor, and where she still rides in safety. We have not heard of any accidents incident on the severity and continuance of the gale, which has been the most violent one of the season. Setting in yesterday afternoon with a deluge of rain, which continued at intervals during the night.
-The steamer Osprey, well known in these waters, is announced to ply upon the route between Quebec and Halifax, in place of the Acadia. The Osprey will be commanded by Captain Patterson.
-The steamer Watertown came bravely over from Cape Vincent this afternoon through the storm, making good time considering the resistance she met with. The steamer Pierrepont is laid up for the season at Bowen's wharf.
Imports - 9th - Str Huron, Montreal, General cargo.
Str Champion, do, do.
10th - Str Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)
Str Huron, Montreal, W R McRea, 1 case pipes, combs and fancy articles.
Str Champion, Montreal, Royal Artillery Mess, 1 hhd wine.
Str Ontario, Ogdensburgh, Workman & Griffin, 1 hhd, 1 bx g ware, 3 cases shoes, 3 cases h ware; J G Robinson, 12 bbls, 10 bxs crackers; C M, 50 bbls apples; Anderson & Ford, 2 bbls cider, 2 bbls apples.
Schr W. Doran, Pultneyville, E H Todd, 1 bbl cider, 3 cheeses, 205 bbls apples, 1 bbl quinces, 2 casks vinegar, 1 basket grapes.
Sloop Monitor, Pittsburgh, 9 cords wood.
Clearances - 9th - Str Huron, Toronto, general cargo.
Str Champion, Hamilton, do.
10th - Prop Colonist, Montreal.