The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1847

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p.3 Storm - On Saturday, the 6th instant, a severe storm was experienced on Lakes Erie and Michigan, and a number of vessels sustained considerable damage. The brig Illinois and schooner Sam Hale are stated to be total wrecks. The British steamer London had a narrow escape. The London was near the Rond Eau when the gale commenced, and sought safety in that port, but although strongly moored, the steamer was carried away, sweeping directly out of the mouth of the harbor into the lake. The fires had been permitted to go out, and the boat was therefore at the mercy of the wind and sea, and was at length blown upon a bar, where she lay until the storm abated without receiving material injury. The escape was a most fortunate one. The steamer Canada was likewise injured by the same gale. The propeller Independence is reported to have been lost on Lake Superior.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1847