p.2 The Shipping Season - This day being the middle of November, it will be well for our shippers to exercise the utmost caution in all their transactions. The season has been a very fortunate one for most of them, and very free from accident so far as this port is concerned. But it might unfortunately turn out that a serious ending is yet to come. The weather has been singularly open and mild for the season, and very few storms have been experienced, but there is on this very account the greater need of caution. We can hardly expect that November will continue as it has commenced. It would be strange indeed if it did. We may expect a rapid close to the season of navigation, for when the cold weather is so long of coming, as a general thing when it does come it remains, and will close our rivers and harbours before another month passes by. We still hear of vessels engaging freights for the upper lakes. This may be wise, but it is hardly cautious, and the offer of such high rates as are now proposed is a still greater reason for exercising that forethought which may anticipate, if it cannot prevent, disaster. The last of the grain fleet is either arriving, or has made good part of the way, and in this line of business the season has been specially prosperous. Freights have hardly ever ruled so high, and it is gratifying to state that demurrage, while still considerable, has as a general rule been less than in previous seasons. We shall return to this branch of the subject at an early date, and treat of it in a manner which its importance deserves.
Stress of Weather - The steamer Magnet has been detained here by stress of weather since Wednesday evening; the Spartan started up last evening but returned. The insurance on these boats expires today.
p.3 Gananoque, Nov. 13th - The schooner Emily, of Kingston, sprung a leak and sunk about six miles east of Gananoque this morning; cargo, barley. Vessel and cargo insured.