The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1850

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p.2 Change of the Season - The pleasant season known as the Indian Summer, which we have enjoyed since the first day of the present month, may be considered to have ended on Saturday last; and on Sunday forenoon we were reminded of the approach of Winter by the descent of about three inches of wet snow. The Harbor of our City has been favored with a tithe of the shipping business it at one time boasted of. Even this partial revival of the forwarding trade here is encouraging, and we trust affords a prestige of a further increase of it. The Steamers of the several Lake and River Lines are yet running, and are all crowded with freight of every kind, from both East and West. Whilst our American neighbors progress throughout the winter on their hundreds of Railroads, we Canadians must, however, be content to submit for the five ensuing months to a cessation of our transport trade. It may not be so always, but for the present, like the bears, we will be compelled to retire into winter quarters.

Shipwreck, Detroit, Nov. 11th - The schooner Telegraph and the S.F. Gale came in collision a few nights since on Lake Huron, about 5 miles from Bois Blanc. The latter carried away the bulwark of the former vessel, and those on board the Telegraph did not know what vessel they had struck, so rapidly did she sink - it was only fifteen minutes from the time they discovered each other's lights till the Gale went down. The crew got Mackinoe (sic) into the small boat, saving nothing but the boat and a compass. Keystone State took them on board and carried them into Chicago. The Gale had a valuable cargo of beef and tallow - partially insured. The vessel was owned by the captain and Mr. Foster of Chicago, and was partially insured.

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Rick Neilson
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Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1850