WAS VERY SKILFUL
IN GUIDING HIS BOAT INTO THE HARBOR.
Port Colborne, Dec. 8th - The furious south-west to west gale, which prevailed here, yesterday afternoon and last night, has done considerable damage along the lake front. A portion of the eastern breakwater has been washed away and boathouses and Contractor Hogan's machine shops and also the railway spur line to the new government elevator have been damaged by the storm.
The steamer Carlton, from Fort William to Prescott, with wheat, commanded by Capt. J.A. Smith, which arrived at dark in the middle of the storm, entered the harbor safely. Marine men here say Capt. Smith exhibited the most skilful seamanship in guiding his boat into the harbor in such a gale. The steamer Plummer was disabled by a broken wheel. The water was so high in the harbor many cellars were flooded in the lower section of the town.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay points today.
One of the buoys from the Myles shoal drifted down near to Swift's wharf, but the others are in place.
The steamer Bickerdike will be laid up in Kingston for the winter. The men were paid off yesterday, and several who belong to Montreal left for home last night.
To use the words of a marine man, this morning, last night's wind was a "corker." The vessels tied up in the harbor received a severe shaking up, but no damage is reported. The men had sufficient warning of the storm, and yesterday afternoon special care was taken to see that all the vessels were tied up properly. The gale set in early in the evening, and did not let up once during the night. This morning there was a heavy sea out on the lake.
p.3 News of World - The steamer Wexford is aground in the St. Mary's river.
p.8 Incidents of the Day - The dominion marine department refuses to any longer pay for the light in the city hall dome in the interests of navigation, claiming that it is no longer needed.