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Governor (Schooner), gale damage, 1 Nov 1849

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CANADA TRADE.---The schooner GOVERNOR, from Halifax, N. S., which port she left
on the 12th. Oct., arrived here this morning. The GOVERNOR has had a long, tedious voyage. She was 30 days between Halifax and Kingston. Her consignee at this port had given her up for lost, a month ago. She passed through the Welland Canal, and entered Lake Erie a week ago last Saturday, and the next day arrived at Point au Pelee channel, where she encountered a succession of heavy gales, lost her mainsail, broke her mainboom, and but for the strength of her cables, which enabled her to ride out the storm, she would have been driven ashore and probably lost. She has been ten days exposed to the worst weather we have had this seasom, on Lake Erie. She will lay up at this port, and return to
Halifax as early in the spring as navigation will permit. The GOVERNOR is freighted with mackerel and salt, and has a large cargo. Her trial trip has proved rather expensive and tedious, but it is believed that by making from three to five successful trips during the season. The trade thus opened with Canada may be made profitable to all oncerned. ---- Toledo Blade, 4th. inst.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 6, 1849

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Reason: gale damage
Freight: fish & salt
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Governor (Schooner), gale damage, 1 Nov 1849