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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 18, 1851

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16th - Str. Cataract, Oswego, mixed cargo.

17th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Storm on Lake Erie - Loss of Life - We learn from the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, of Tuesday, that a gale commenced blowing on Sunday night which continued with much fury on Tuesday, and from which much damage was feared at Buffalo. The Commercial says:-

The schooner Home, Capt. (Jeffo ds), arrived yesterday afternoon, having on board Capt. Napier and a portion of the crew of the fine brig Chicago, which left here the previous day for Chicago. From Capt. N. we learn that a squall struck his vessel about four o'clock yesterday morning when off Long Point, about 90 miles from this port, which completely capsized her in less than five minutes giving her crew no time to clear away her yawl or make any efforts to right her. The captain and one or two others succeeded in getting on to her keel, where by knotting their clothing together for a line, they hauled up the remainder of the crew, with the exception of John Tuloch, 1st mate; Wm. L. Reed, 2nd mate; and John Carver, sea-man, who had become so much exhausted in clinging to the vessel, that when they let go their hold to get within reach of the line and thus reach the vessel's keel, they sank almost immediately and were seen no more. The first mate resided in Cleveland, and leaves a young wife, to whom he had been married but a short time. The second mate was also married a few days since, and leaves his wife at Chicago, where they resided. Carver was also from Chicago. The Chicago is owned by Thos. Dyer, of Chicago, and was insured for $6000, equally in the Buffalo Mutual and North-Western Companies.



Capt. Patterson.

Will leave Macpherson & Crane's Wharf, foot of Princess Street, tomorrow morning at half-past five, carrying the Mail and Passengers in the place of the Lord Elgin.

Oct. 18th, 1851.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 18, 1851