p.1 Chatham, Oct. 22nd - Torn loose from her moorings by the current, the barge Lycoming, of Tonawanda, owned by J.C. O'Connor, which put into Rondeau harbor yesterday afternoon during a storm, became wedged between piers, last night, and accidentally caught fire. When the current turned the barge was run aground in the harbor, where she burned to the water's edge.
WIND STORM SEVERE
Vessels Compelled To Keep In Snug Harbor.
One of the worst gales of the season struck this port last night, but so far as can be learned, at present, there was no serious damage. The storm drums were put out, and the vessels kept in snug harbor.
The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego, early yesterday afternoon, but it is believed that she arrived at her destination before the storm set in.
The steamer Turret Court arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, at one o'clock on Saturday morning, in the midst of the heavy storm. She has 68,000 bushels of wheat, for transhipment into barges, but today the weather was so rough that the elevator could not be operated, and as a result, the steamer will be detained at this port.
"The wind was terrible all night," said a marine man this morning, "but we have not heard of any mishaps."
All the small vessels which were in port did not venture out.
The steamers Glenmount and Kinmount are due to arrive at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, from Fort William, with grain, Monday noon.
The steamer Prince, which discharged grain at the elevator of the Forwarders' Co., Ltd., cleared for Ogdensburg.
The steambarge Mary Louise is in port, from Rideau canal ports.
The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf, Friday night, with a heavy load of freight from Montreal.
The steambarge Navajo arrived in port from Gananoque, on the way to Charlotte, and is held up by the storm.
The schooner J.B. Locke was in danger at Crawford's wharf last night. She pounded vigorously, and began to leak. Fortunately, the wind changed to the south-west, and saved her from further trouble.
Swift's wharf: The steamer Wahcondah, of Hamilton, coaled at Swift's on her way up today; steamer Brockville down and up today; Rideau King from Westport, this evening; Belleville up tonight; steamer Dundurn down Sunday morning; Britannic down today.
The schooner Marshall, loading coal and stone at the penitentiary, cleared for Toronto Thursday night.
The steamer Wahcondah arrived from Montreal, and is now at Howe Island, loading pressed hay for Fort William.
p.11 The New Welland Canal - [Ottawa Citizen]