The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate (Kingston, ON), Dec. 18, 1829

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Buffalo, Nov. 28th

Storm - On Monday morning last, came down from the west a tremendous storm, wind, rain, sleet, hail etc. It burst far up the lake, and woe betided the ships which were within its reach. The water rose higher than known for many years: the swells rode over the beach, above the light house, and continued unbroken for a mile or more, reaching the mills of Heacock & Co. immense quantities of wood, timber, lumber, and severa small houses, swam about, the sport of the waves: the schoolhouse was moved ark-wise more than a hundred rods.....

The schooner Dunkirk, G. Patterson, master, was beached above Cattaraugus; vessel entirely lost; cargo, salt and dry goods, principally lost.

The schooner Fair Play, Fitch, ashore, below Cattaraugus creek, entirely lost.

Niagara Falls - We learn, from Niagara Falls, that on the morning of the great storm, the Niagara rose to such a pitch, that the Superior floated off the ledge of rocks in the rapids, and passed to the great falls without breaking. Young Mr. Forsyth, and a few others saw her make the plunge down the falls. [Buffalo Republican]

p.255 Died - on the 2nd inst. Sarah, wife of Capt. James Macintosh, mariner; in the 24th year of her age.

Welland Canal - Notice is hereby given that the Welland Canal is now open for the passage of Vessels from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

By order of the Board of Directors,

J. BLACK, Sec'y.

St. Catharines, Nov. 30th, 1829. Welland Canal Office.

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Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate (Kingston, ON), Dec. 18, 1829