p.2 Marine Notes
The harbour is dull, and below the bridge the ice has formed in considerable thickness. In the gale on Tuesday the schr. Olive Branch went ashore on the Brothers, but she was got off last night by the tug Hiram Calvin. She leaks a good deal, and was towed into Portsmouth, where she will be hauled out for repairs. Her cargo will have to be discharged for that purpose. She was laden with barley, consigned to Oswego by Messrs. Sills.
The steamer Rochester arrived last night on her last trip down the Bay of Quinte. Captain Campbell reports the Bay frozen across to Picton. The steambarge Saxon and a small schooner are frozen in above Belleville. The season may now be said to be over.
Port Colborne, Nov. 24th - Down - schrs. Samana, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; A.L. Andrews, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Mystic Star, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Florida, of Quebec, Vermillion, Prescott, stone; J.G. Worts, Chicago, Toronto, corn; Jennie White, Detroit, Ogdensburg, wheat.
Up - steambarge Mary R. Robertson, Toronto, Erie, barley.
In harbour - steambarge Van Allen, Mary Robertson, schrs. Fellowcraft, Annie Mulvey, Ontario of Montreal, New Dominion of Toronto and Wm. Hunter.
The Canal will close up about the middle of December unless very cold weather sets in before then.
p.3 Port Colborne, Nov. 25th - The schr. Waconsta (sic), of Welland, with lumber from Providence Bay for Welland, arrived this morning with a steam pump on board. The vessel started on the trip about two months ago and became water logged soon after, and has been knocking around Georgian Bay since. Messrs. Mathews' tug Mary, Capt. Noble, was sent from here about a month ago to look for the schooner and bring her into port, which they have succeeded in doing after several narrow escapes. Capt. Hughes, of the Waconsta, has had a hard time of it since starting on this trip, but looks hearty after it. The vessel has gone into Welland to discharge her cargo and repair.