p.2 The Water Lily - This steam barge, which was fast in the ice up the Deep Cut, Rideau Canal, on Wednesday, was enabled to proceed on her way to Kingston after the Louisa passed through the following morning. So remarks the Ottawa Free Press.
The Last Trip - The steamer Louise (Louisa ?) has made her last trip and has been laid up for the season at Ottawa. It is said she encountered a good deal of difficulty in getting through from Kingston, on account of the thick coating of ice which had accumulated in the canal.
The heavy and severe gale of yesterday subsided last night about ten o'clock; the water in the harbour became placid, and the moon, which had previously been screened by dark, ominous clouds, peered forth and shed its lustrous light - a pleasing change to the sailors waiting for the calm. This morning the steamer Passport and propeller Dominion, detained at Messrs. Swift and Co.'s wharf for a day, started westward.
Scarcely had these craft done, however, than a fresh blow from the south sprung up, accompanied by snow, and it is presumed they have run into South Bay for protection.
The propeller City of Chatham also passed up today, and not returning, has, it is supposed, likewise run into some haven for safety from the storm.
The schooner Ben Folger arrived from Toronto with a cargo of wheat, consigned to the Montreal Transportation Company.
The prop. Bruno still remains here. She is due west.
The schooner Mary Fox arrived here from Oswego yesterday with merchandize for Messrs. Swift & Co.
For several days a number of schooners have been watching an opportunity to sail for different western ports. They have made the attempt more than once, but have been driven back by stress of weather.
The propellers City of Montreal, Argyle, Lincoln, in tow barge Lisgar, and other steamers were hourly expected up the St. Lawrence.
The propeller Lake Ontario, from Montreal, is lying here, abiding the calm likely to succeed the snow storm. She takes on one of the celebrated wheels manufactured by Messrs. Davidson and Doran of the Kingston Foundry, which will be substituted for the one now in use at St. Catharines during the winter.
Vessels are one by one laying up; the cold snap has evidently set in for good, and marine movements are risky, if not dangerous.
Navigation Closed - The Collingwood Enterprise of Nov. 14th says: "Although we have had for some weeks past Queen's weather, yet there are strong indications of the approach of winter and the early close of navigation for the year 1872. The steamer Frances Smith has made her last trip to the upper lakes, and will run while the weather permits, to Owen Sound, and other propellers and vessels are on their last trip.
At Saginaw - A private despatch from Saginaw, says the wind was southwest and snowing. One inch of ice in the river.
Total Wreck - The bark Cherubusco waterlogged at North Bay, and was run ashore in order to save the crew. The vessel is a total wreck, her stern being all gone. She was valued at $9,000, and owned in Chicago.
Ice Forming - Tug captains report considerable ice forming along the shore at the head of Lake Erie; there are no indications of ice in Detroit River.
The schooner Mary Gormley, which traded to this port during the season, is now laid up for the winter at Amherst Island. Two schooners are here (says the Belleville Intelligencer) with coal for A.L. Bogart. The barge David Andrews will take a cargo of grain hence to Oswego, and the steam barge Kincardine a similar cargo to the same destination from Trenton. The former will be towed by the latter. Ice has formed at the harbour mouth and along the bay shore, but navigation is not yet interrupted.
The steamer Watertown is on the ways at the Marine Railway (Power's & Co.) receiving sundry repairs.
The frame work of the new propeller for Captain Patterson, late of the China, is progressing finely. She will be a "noble" boat.
Port Colborne, Aug. 21st - Down - Schr. James Platt, Chicago, Brockville, corn; propeller Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg; schooner Elvina, Smith & Post.
Up - Barque Fanny Campbell, propeller Argyle, Shickluna.
Up fleet still wind bound.
In South Bay - A despatch from South Bay states that the Royal Mail steamers Corsican, Corinthian, and Passport are in that port wind bound. It was blowing a gale from the south west.
p.3 Customs Imports - Nov. 21st - Prop. City of Chatham, Walkerville, J. Carruthers & Co., 60 bbls spirits; A. McCormick, 50 bls do.
Nov. 22nd - Schr. Mary Fox, Oswego, J. Carruthers & Co., 20 cs sardines, 818 bxs raisins, 100 bales oakum, 497 dry hides; Darias Smith, 1 boat and oars; St. Lawrence Glass Co., 345 bbls sand; C. Garth & Co., 2 force pumps; N. McNeil, 1 do.
Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo).