The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1845

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p.2 ebbing and flowing Phenomena on Lake near Cobourg and Port Hope explained by terrible storm witnessed elsewhere at same time.

p.3 There is every reason to fear that the schooner Thistle, Capt. Burns, with a full cargo of merchandise for Toronto, was lost with all on board during the gale of week before last. Capt. Burns was much respected, and had acquired a good property in this town. He has left a wife in an interesting situation.

Several vessels were more or less damaged during the gale, and some driven ashore. The schooner Nelson, of this port, with merchandise for Toronto, took refuge in Windsor Harbor with loss of sails, and remains there frozen in.

The schooner A. Smith was obliged to throw the deck load of crockery overboard.

Captain McCormick, of Amherstburgh, has been in this Town and neighborhood, during the past week for the purpose of receiving subscriptions for stock for building a steam Propeller, to ply between Montreal and the British ports on Lakes Erie and St. Clair. It is proposed to establish a line of Propellers, for carrying merchandize, passengers, etc. from Montreal westward, without transhipment - and taking downwards the shipments of produce, etc. from all our ports. As the vessels intended to constitute the line are to be of the first class, with comfortable quarters for passengers, and immense stowage for freight, with an average speed of ten miles per hour. The enterprize would undoubtedly prove to be a great public accommodation and a profitable investment for the stockholders. Capt. McCormick will visit Hamilton and perhaps Toronto, in order to afford capitalists an opportunity of taking stock. [Long Point Advocate]

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1845