The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Jan. 31, 1843

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p.1 The Storm On The Lakes - asks the question: could the gale of 18th Nov. have been anticipated? The answer is yes with the use of barometers. [Hudson Observer]


[Cleveland Herald]

The annexed list is supposed to comprise all the vessels that have suffered material loss the past season on Lake Erie & the Western lakes. The estimated damage, being founded on public report, is not to be relied upon; but the aggregate amount is supposed to be much short of the actual loss. No estimate has been made of furniture of emigrants, or baggage of passengers. The amount of losses covered by insurance heard of is $21,725.

In the gale of Loss and Loss and Lives

18th Nov. Damage to vessels damage of cargoes lost

Brig O. Richmond, ashore

in Buffalo Bay $700

Schr. Jefferson, do. do.

(total loss) $2,500 $600 9

Schr Walter Joy, do do 1,000 $1,000

Schr Brandywine, do do

(total loss) 1,000 800 8

Schr Lord Seaton, (Brit)

do do 1,000

S.B. Chicago, ashore

near Catteraugus creek 5,000 5,000

Schr N. Hubbard, near

Conneaut, (total loss) 3,000 7

Schr Ben Franklin, ashore

near Fairport (total loss) 2,500

Schr Alleghan, ashore near do 500

Schr Ohio, ashore near

Point Abino, Canada 400

Schr Edwin Jenny, do do 1,200 1

Brig Frances Mills, do do 1,500 1,200

Schr Florida, do do

(total loss) 2,000 1,483

Schr Lagure, do do, do do 1,500 2,500 6

Schr M. Kingman, do do 400

Schr Mississippi, do do 400 75

Schr Indiana, do do

(total loss) 3,000 750

Ship Milwaukie, ashore near

Kalamazoo, Mich.(total loss) 10,000 7,500 7

Schr Columbus, ashore near

G. River, Mich. (total loss) 2,800 2,812

Schr Florida, ashore near St.

Josephs, Mich. (total loss) 3,000

Schr Bancroft, do do,

(total loss) 2,700

S.B. Wisconsin near Chicago 3,000

Schr S. Juneau dismasted and

drifted into Grand River, Mich 500

S B C. Trowbridge, ashore

near Milwaukie 3,000

Schr Herald, (Br) ashore

near G. River, Canada 500

Schr H. Colvin, on Lake Erie,

deck loading 80

Schr John Grant, on Lake Erie,

chain and anchor 100

Schr A. Wilcox, on Lake Huron,

deck loading 375

Schr J. Richards, ashore on

Point Au Barques, Lake Huron 1,000

Schr Detroit, missing no

tidings, (total loss) 750 6

Schr Carolina, missing on

Lake Huron, (total loss) 1,500 6

Schr Emily, (Br) missing,

no tidings, (total loss) 2,500 8

Schr Merchant, and schr

Jena , lost 1 man each 2

$58,850 $24,275 52

Sept. 8 - Schr Acorn,

run down and sunk on L. Erie 4,400 3,000 1

Oct. - Schr. Lodi run down

and sunk on Lake Erie 500

Nov. 5 - S B Vermillion

burned at Huron, Lake Erie 25,000 5,700 3

Dec. - S B Erie, cut by ice

and sunk on Lake St. Clair 3,000 3

$91,750 $52,975 59

Beauharnois Canal - work men getting along. [Montreal Gazette]

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Jan. 31, 1843