The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1840

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p.2 We perceive by the Montreal papers, that the steamer Lord Sydenham, (late Ontario,) which was built by, and purchased from the Hon. John Hamilton, has commenced running between that city and Quebec. She is said to be the swiftest Steamer on the lower waters, as she certainly was on these.

We observe by the Buffalo papers, that on the morning of the 3d of October, a heavy and destructive gale raged upon Lake Erie. The flats adjacent to the ship yard in Buffalo, were inundated, and considerable damage has been done to the shipping. The steamboats Michigan and Vermillion, drifted from their moorings, and went ashore near the ship yard. The schooner Bancroft, with a full cargo of flour and wheat was ran foul of, and much damaged, but her cargo saved. - Several other schooners and vessels, sustained more or less damage, and many experienced much difficulty on the lake, in reaching the port of Buffalo; and a brig and several scows were drifted up the harbor, and considerably damaged. One large storehouse fell in during the gale.

Until the 6th, we perceive by the Buffalo papers, that news of disasters on the Lake continued to reach them, and fears were entertained, that the extent of damage done by the gale, had not then been ascertained. The spars of a vessel were seen floating down the Niagara river and it is supposed, that they belonged to the Helen Mar, which sailed from Cleveland for Buffalo, a few days before, with 5000 bushels of wheat, and as no tidings have since been heard of her, the supposition is that she is lost, - and the hull of a wreck was seen in the vicinity of Gravelley Bay. [Toronto Colonist]

Married - At Cornwall, on Monday the 5th inst., Mr. George Easton, of the firm of Matthie, Easton & Co., Brockville, to Isabella, eldest daughter of George Crawford, of Cornwall.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1840