The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1842

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p.2 The Weather and Canal Steamers - After a Fall of unusually mild and pleasant weather, the Winter has fairly set in upon us with all its severity. Since Sunday last the frost has been severe and constant. There is yet rather a scarcity of snow for good sleighing, but the ground is now so completely frozen, that there is an excellent foundation, indicating good Winter Roads. The traffic on our Canal has ceased, it being now completely frozen over, and the ice in many places too thick to yield to the power of steam. Several of our Steamers have been caught by the sudden change in the weather. We hear the Lilly, Quebec, Norma, and Mercury, with thirteen Barges, are frozen in at Burritt's Rapids, the Juno and Meteor at Merrickville. The Albion, having seven barges in tow, was unfortunately sunk on Monday week, near Smith's Falls, on her way to Kingston; and the Kate was stove near the same place on her route down. A part of the Albion's Barges were taken on by the Prince Albert, the remainder were kept to assist in raising the Albion. [Bytown Gazette]

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1842