p.2 Oswego, Nov. 26 - Randall's Elevator destroyed by fire; The schooner Coquette, lying nearby, took fire in her rigging, which was destroyed, besides the vessel being badly burnt on her deck and starboard quarter...The vessel is insured for $6,000.
The Sunken Steamer Renaud - The steamer L. Renaud, sunk at St. Anicette, has been raised, and towed to Montreal by the steamer Pierrepont which went down with pumps from this city on Thursday last..
Crib Work Damages - The barque Southampton while entering the harbor yesterday (Monday) during a high wind came in contact with the crib work of the by-track of the Grand Trunk Railway near the fish market, and smashed up several of the beams, which were found to be quite rotten.
Breaking The Canal Ice - The forwarders having failed to come to terms with the owners of the steamer Pierrepont, undertook to break the ice in the Beauharnois canal with their own vessels. The propeller St. Lawrence led the way, on Thursday morning last, the ice was six inches thick, and made the canal navigable for six miles, from the foot of the Beauharnois to St. Timothy. The Acadia, Captain Malcolmson's fine new propeller, began at St. Timothy, and cleared the way as far as Valleyfield, when the Avon went in and finished up the business, breaking up the icy obstruction as far as the light houses; the rest of the way was all plain sailing. The consequence was that six propellers and three or four steamers were liberated, nearly all of which have reached here on their way to Toronto and Hamilton with full cargoes.
The Weather And The Navigation - Today (Tuesday) there is no trace left of the Indian Summer, and the temperature is colder, but there is no frost. The recent favorable weather has enabled steamers to work their way up, and last night a whole fleet of propellers, most of which had been frozen in the Beauharnois canal, came into the harbor on their way to Toronto and Hamilton with full cargoes. These are the St. Lawrence, Avon, Acadia, Colonist, and Brantford. They will all leave as soon as the weather permits, probably tonight if the heavy sea which has been on all day does not sooner go down. The steamers Huron, Osprey and Ottawa are also bound up, as well as the propeller Indian, all with full cargoes; they will reach here today or tomorrow on their way to Toronto and Hamilton. A few more favorable days will enable all these steamers to discharge their cargoes, and return to their several destinations to go into winter quarters.