(also in Brockville Recorder, Dec. 3, 1846)
DREADFUL DISASTERS ON LAKE ERIE.
On Thursday 19th Nov., a storm arose on Lake Erie from the North-west, and continued to blow during Friday with terrific violence. Many vessels have been wrecked & lives lost - but we much fear the worst has not yet been ascertained. We gather the following facts from the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser and the Morning Express: - Toronto Globe.
The steamer Helen Strong went ashore about five miles above Barcelona - two lives lost. She is a complete wreck.
The steamer Indian Queen is ashore about a mile this side of Dunkirk, on the rocks and is a perfect wreck.
The steamer Madison is ashore, high and dry, but not much damaged as known yet.
Four vessels are ashore on the peninsula at Erie. The Dayton, U. States, Huron and Charles Howard.
The brig H.H. Sizer is ashore about two miles below the Lighthouse on the rocks. Two vessels ashore at Northeast. One at Fair Haven.
The brig H.H. Sizer and schooner Huron are both wrecks.
The brig John Hancock, Captain De Groat, went ashore just above Erie peninsula, on the rocks. One of her sides is stove in, and the hull otherwise damaged. It is feared she will be a total wreck.
The brig Europe, Capt. Rossman, is high and dry at Fairport. She will be got off without any damage.
The schooner Swan is high and dry at Barcelona. Another schooner about three miles below, and a sloop above Barcelona capsized - hands probably all lost.
The brig Osceola about eight miles above Barcelona, ashore, a total wreck four hands lost; and the schooner Cleveland near the brig Osceola.
In all there are three steamers and fourteen schooners and brigs ashore east of Cleveland.
Sixteen dead bodies were washed ashore at Barcelona on Saturday. [News]