The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Grenville Gazette (Prescott, ON), Dec. 3, 1846

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p.2 More Particulars of the Late Gales - The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser received here on Saturday, adds to the list of casualties above given, the schooner Racine driven ashore two miles this side of Madison; Harwick, of Cleveland, ashore seven miles above Barcelona; brig John Hancock, ashore seven miles above the peninsula; the Pinta and the Swan between Buffalo and Erie. The Ainsworth, of Cleveland, was dismasted and thrown on her beam ends at Oswego, in company with the Grampus, and is also a total wreck. A schooner, name not known, was driven past Oswego, when endeavoring to make that harbor, and went ashore at Mexico bay; Missouri, at Braddock's bay, and W.H. Merritt. near the same place - the latter vessel driven high and dry, being light at the time of going ashore. The three-masted schooner Oneida, in attempting to enter Ashtabula harbor, struck the bar, became unmanageable, and went ashore below the East pier. It is said that a great loss of life has attended these disasters. Seven bodies have been found off the beach at Barcelona, and buried at that place. [Kingston News, Nov. 30th]

Storm - A storm commenced on Wednesday evening last, and continued with slight intermission, until Saturday morning. We much fear that it has proved disastrous to a number of vessels which on Tuesday and Wednesday left this port, upward bound, as well as coming down. The brigt. General Brock, struck on Pigeon Island reef on Wednesday night, and we believe has become a total wreck. Capt. Pearson and the crew were taken off the island, - on which after some difficulty they had effected a landing - by H.M.S. Mohawk, which was despatched by Capt. Fowell to their assistance. We have heard of other accidents, but not in a form sufficiently definite. The mail steamer City of Toronto, which left this port on Thursday morning, was obliged to seek shelter in South Bay, where she anchored, and, with the assistance of steam, rode safely until about seven o'clock on Friday morning, when she lost one of her anchors, and Capt. Dick thought it advisable to return to Kingston. One of the flukes of the City's second anchor, weakened by the strain, broke in the endeavor to haul it in. [Kingston News]

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Grenville Gazette (Prescott, ON), Dec. 3, 1846