The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
More of the Gale
New York Herald, 28 Nov 1845, p. 2, column 5

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MORE OF THE GALE.--Our barometrical report of Tuesday noon predicted "a gale near at hand," and that night there was heavy weather on the Lake. The schooner Elizabeth Ward was capsized near the "Middle Sister," at the Western end of the Lake, but no lives lost, and half a dozen steamers, bound east and west, put into Erie, and were detained some twenty-four hours or more by the severity of the gale. It commenced between nine and ten o'clock, at the lower end of the Lake, the wind changing instantly from S.W. to N.W. The blow continued all Wednesday, and yesterday morning there was a snow storm before day-light, east of us. Yesterday the weather was moderate and pleasant here, with a free southwest wind, the barometer steadily falling all day, until it reached 28 86, which is the lowest point for several weeks, indicating a continuance of the gale. This morning we have a heavy northwester. The importance of the barometer in anticipating the weather is becoming more appreciated on the lakes, and many of the steamboats, propellers and best class of sail vessels are provided with them.--Cleveland Herald.

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More of the Gale