p.2 Marine Notes
There is a very heavy sea on this morning, and the wind is still blowing hard from the north-west.
The tug Wren arrived up on Saturday with the last tow of the season consisting of barges Siren, 390 bundles fish plates and 1,723 steel rails; Robin, 1,000 steel rails; schr. E.J. Peters, with salt for Toronto; barge Linnet 100 tons blacksmith coal for Swift; and Finch, America, Odessa and Virginia, light; and schr. Pandora, light from Prescott and Toronto.
The schr. Peters went ashore on Snake Island on Saturday evening while on her way up to Toronto. The tug Wren went out on Sunday morning and pulled her off, when she proceeded on her trip, no damage being done.
A large schooner, supposed to be the Bently, is ashore at Four Mile Point, in a very bad position. An attempt was made to reach her this morning, but the tug Wren was unable to accomplish it on account of the sea. If she is the Bently, she is laden with coal from Charlotte to Prescott. The sea is breaking over the vessel to a great height, and it is not known whether her crew is still on her or not. Calvin & Breck's tug Chieftain went up this afternoon to try and assist the disabled vessel.
The steambarge Ivanhoe is ashore on Oak Point, down the river a short distance, and a large schooner, name unknown, is reported to be ashore on Carleton Island. These are all the disasters we have heard of so far.
On Sunday night last Jack Frost took formal possession of the river and bay from Napanee to Trenton, which nearly closed up the navigation for the season. The high wind on Monday night, however, interfered with Jack's doings and broke up the ice on the Bay, driving it along the north shore and into the mouth of the river.
On Monday the steamer Norfolk, with the assistance of the tug Sherwood made her way up to Napanee, where she is laid up for the season.
The steamers Picton and Alexandria have made their last trip to Montreal and laid up in Picton harbour. The steamer Utica made an effort to come down from Trenton on Tuesday last, but having got jammed into the ice near Belleville, had to back out and return to Trenton and lay up.
The steamer Shannon, Captain Johnson, started for Belleville on Wednesday last, and having made North Port was compelled to return to Picton in consequence of floating ice; where she is laid up for the winter.
The steamer Kincardine, Capt. Allen, came into port on Tuesday morning from Oswego, proceeded to Belleville to discharge her cargo and returned to this port on Wednesday where she is to be hauled out, repaired and refitted during the winter.
The floating palace, Oswego Belle, Captain Mosher, made a most satisfactory trial trip to Oswego on Saturday last with a full cargo of barley, shingles and passengers, and returned into port in gallant style via Kingston on Wednesday last, having made the run from Kingston to this port (60 miles) in four hours and a quarter being nearly fifteen miles per hour. She made her way through the ice into Napanee, where she is laid up for the winter quarters to be fully fitted up for the bay and Oswego route early next Spring.
The steamer Ivanhoe has loaded and cleared with a cargo of lumber, bound for Clayton on her last trip for the season.
The schrs. O.S. Stone (sic - Storrs ?), Dominion, Lumina, Alma and Antelope are laid up here for the season, the latter is to be hauled out and rebuilt during the winter.
The schooner Newcastle got on ground near Peterson's Ferry on Monday last and had to be pulled off by the tug.
The new steamer now on the stocks here building, for James McCuaig & Co., of Picton, has been enlarged twenty feet in length, being now 175 feet keel and the largest steamer on the bay.
Port Colborne, Nov. 27th - Down - schooners Pulaski, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Ellsworth, Milwaukee, Cape Vincent, do.; Hoboken, Toledo, Oswego, do.; Cortez, do., do., corn; barge O.J. Hale, do., Ogdensburg, wheat; steambarge Glasgow, Clearville, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. Blazing Star, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; barge Eureka, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. Nassau, Chicago, Oswego, corn; prop. City of St. Catharines, Erie, St. Catharines, light.
Up - schr. Stafford, Belleville, Erie, barley; Clara Youell, Toronto, Erie, barley; prop. St. Albans, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of Concord, do., do.
Harbour clear, except for vessels laid up.
p.3 Erie, Pa., Nov. 29th - The steam barge Ohio, during the storm of Friday last, struck the western end of the pier at the entrance of this harbour, completely demolishing the valuable light at that point. A temporary light will be exhibited until the lens demolished can be replaced.