The Gale. - A heavy gale set in from the N.W. yesterday morning, which continued through the day and most of the night, and extensive damage has been done to the east government Pier, in our harbor, about 500 feet of which has been carried away, and considerable damage sustained by the shipping in the harbor. The Schr. Grant, broke from her fastenings, but has been secured. The Schr. Corsican is on her beam end, though still holding to her fastenings. The Sanderson broke her fastenings, swung around against the Nicaragua, doing her considerable damage. She lies now in the same situation.
The schr. Mary Francis, a Canadian vessel, is adrift in the ice, near the west pier. The schrs. Delos DeWolf, Empire State and Draper, in the river, tore out their timberheads and fastenings, and went adrift, but are now secured.
Messrs. A.F. Smith, Captains Carr, Fitzgerald, and others have been indefatigable in their efforts to save property in the harbor.