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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1877

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p.2 Elevator Burned - Belleville, Nov. 3rd - ....The str. Kincardine, which lay at the elevator aground with a cargo of rye, was saved with great difficulty...

p.3 Results of the Gale

Yesterday's gale seems to have been very general over the Lake Ontario region, and we hear of disasters from all quarters, fortunately, so far as heard from, without loss of life. In the city and vicinity the damage was confined to the blowing down of several fences, and the almost complete stripping of the trees of their leaves. In the harbour, however, during the course of the day, and at other points on the Lake, trouble occurred, of which the following have been reported:

The schrs. Alma with coal, and Eliza White, light, ran aground while making Port Hope harbour yesterday morning. The former seems to be all right, but the masts of the latter went by the board soon after she struck. The schr. Suffell is ashore at Adolphustown, and the O.S. Storrs loaded with 9,000 bushels of barley is ashore there also. A steambarge is reported to be ashore at Port Stanley.

In the harbour the schr. West Wind is ashore off Point Frederick, with her main boom, capstan, etc. broken, and her sails torn. The schr. Ocean Wave ran ashore off Ferguson's Point, in the river, and has her canvas badly damaged. The schr. Prince Alfred ran back from Thirty Mile Point, with the loss of her mainsail, and the Ontario, of Goderich, came into harbour with her jibs blown away.

Four vessels are reported to be ashore on the head of Wolfe Island, but their names were unknown. Quite a number of vessels were observed this morning lying off Wolfe Island, sheltered from the gale. Nine vessels were anchored off Four Mile Point last night and yesterday, owing to the danger. The schr. Annie Minnes dragged her anchor into Macpherson's dock, and the Eliza Quinlan did the same to the Kingston Foundry dock. We believe these were unhurt.

There may have been other disasters, but these are all we have heard of so far.

Marine Notes

Port Colborne, Nov. 2nd - Up - schrs. Blazing Star, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; J.T. Mott, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. Cossack, Black River, Brockville, coal; L.L. Lamb, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn and wheat; prop. Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; St. Albans, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. H.G. Cleveland, Orphan Boy, Falmouth, J.T. Mott, Blazing Star, Lady Dufferin, prop. Milwaukee.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1877